MiHC musicians mentor Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students for a fifth year

21st November 2019

Students on Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Music, Community and Wellbeing module will be observing professional musicians from Music in Hospitals & Care over the next two terms as part of an ongoing partnership, which also involves mentoring for their own workshops and interactive performances. The sessions, which have been running for the past five years, have now come full circle with students who previously studied the module and are now employed by the charity mentoring their peers.

Seth Bye and Chris Roberts, also known as fiddle and guitar duo Filkin’s Drift, will be at Perry Locks Nursing Home in Birmingham on 9th December to deliver sessions observed by the students. MiHC South England Director Claire Owen will also be speaking to students on the module to introduce the programme for this year at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the same day.

Julian Lloyd-Webber, Principal at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Vice President of Music in Hospitals & Care endorses this valuable training scheme:

“I am thrilled that Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumni Seth Bye and final year MMus student Chris Roberts will mentor RBC students in the fifth year of our collaboration with Music in Hospitals & Care. This brings Joy Through Live Music to people in healthcare, showing how vital and rewarding live performances can be for the health and wellbeing of others.”

This important partnership has been made possible through Luan Shaw, a longstanding  MiHC musician and Associate Professor; Director of Postgraduate Studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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