Conducting an effective music group for diverse cultures.
Being a multicultural society, any aged care staff member in Australia has no doubt been faced with the challenge of working with people with dementia from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This challenge becomes more complicated when searching for the right music, right music technique that will therapeutically be effective.
- Workshop participants with little or no music ability or musical background will be able to run an effective music group of people of varied cultures.
- Workshop participants with little or no music ability or background will have the skills to find the most effective music of various cultural backgrounds to use in the groups described.
- Workshop participants will gain valuable knowledge of music and cultural backgrounds of the people they are working with.
- To provide a list of music already well known to the attendants and to the residents they are working with, that are known to various different cultural backgrounds.
- To provide DVD footage of music therapy clinical work carried out by the facilitator with other residents for educational purposes.
- To provide education on how to position clients of different cultural backgrounds in a group to maximise effectiveness of the music.
- To provide easy practical musical techniques for the attendants in the form of interactive activities in a supportive environment.
“Running a therapeutic music group with Non-English speakers was easier than I thought after attending this workshop” Workshop attendant, HACC Melbourne.
Workshop provided by: Dr Loretta Quinn, Registered Music Therapist, Registered Nurse Div 1, PostGradDipMT, AMusA(Piano), MMusMT.
The facilitator is happy to work directly with clients during the workshop with written permission from the Aged Care Facility/organisation
For a quote on workshop, contact us on: 1300 202 120 OR