Children and young people

MiHC uses live music sessions to enhance the quality of life for children and young people in hospitals, hospices, special schools and centres providing specialist support.

The interactive sessions are delivered by skilled musicians whose ingenuity comes into play when devising programmes and musical activities suitable for each diverse audience group.

MiHC music session involves children and young people who:

  • receive long term or short term care in acute hospital settings
  • have life limiting conditions
  • have physical disabilities or mental health conditions
  • are visually impaired or have complex special needs

Each music session is designed to have a wide impact, benefitting care staff and parents and siblings too, as well as the young people present. This wider impact of an interactive session can be invaluable:

“Nurses were astonished to see the heart rate of a child attached to a heart monitor return to normal as she listened to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star sung at her bedside.”
St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington

Their parents seem to relax, even if only for a few minutes, while the music is playing. There is a definite reduction in anxiety levels for every age.
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

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