We pride ourselves on our partner working, and our services have been co-designed with our stakeholders. We are a corporate partner of the Alzheimer’s Society, a member of the National Dementia Action Alliance, and we are supporters of NAPA and Alzheimer’s Research.
We are a Dorset-based music and health consultancy with a clear objective to harmonise healthcare by embedding music into the dementia care plan journey. Musica is built on the values of creativity, connection and collaboration.
Our team has a background of over 25 years working in the healthcare sector as arts facilitators and academics. We are Community Musicians, enabling people to develop active and creative participation in music.
A well-trained Musica Coordinator knows how to use the right techniques at the right time to get the most from every session.
PERSON-CENTERED MUSIC Press Play to Rewind
We support healthcare professionals and family carers to use meaningful music activities during the Dementia journey with innovative training packages and a free personal support package.
A WHOLE-HOME APPROACH Consultancy & Advising
Engaging work on music and Dementia care, including change management, measuring the impact, managing challenging behaviours, and how to create Dementia friendly environments.
NEW CAMPAIGN 2019#justonehour
#justonehour is a dementia-specific pledge campaign designed around Professor Clive Ballard’s research, from the University of Exeter which champions the need for meaningful social interaction within care homes.
My mission has been to make quality musical interventions affordable and available to anyone who strives to create a fulfilling environment for their residents. I am delighted to be on Natwest’s 2018 WISE (Women in Social Enterprise) list, recognising the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise.
for a united future
As a client-centric business, we've built partnerships with some of the world's leading care providers over the last decade. Our passion for sharing meaningful music activities is just one reason why we are one of the UK's leading music and dementia providers. But don't take our word for it, here's what our clients have to say...
“Musica workshops are brilliant! Before Claire starts the session she sits down and talks to the residents and shows them what she will be doing. It makes a big difference, nearly every resident joins in. Musica is one of the best sessions we have had for resident involvement.”
“I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything. It was great to see the difference and joy that your Musica workshop and energy brought to mum and many other residents at Cary Brook this week. It was clear that it was appreciated and enjoyed by all staff and visitors included. A great choice of music that brought memories flooding back, as well as accompanied by your great voice and engaging quiz. Pity it could not be more frequent!”
Piers Simpkin, Carybrook
“Due to residents disabilities it is often difficult for them to read or talk but music reaches the areas of the brain they can’t normally access. With our dementia residents they recognised the music and found the words to speak. Music is deeply rooted in peoples being!”
Get the motivation, knowledge and support you need to embed meaningful music activities into your Dementia care. If you want to provide person-centred, responsive care and strengthen your existing care provision then our courses are for you!
ADVANCED COURSEPress Play to Rewind: Meaningful Music for Patients with Dementia (Care Settings)
Learn how to use meaningful music activities within your daily care, and how to incorporate personalised playlists as part of your dementia care planning to provide person-centred, responsive care.
Register your interest in our distance course which will provide you with the tools and skills to complete life history activities with your residents helping them to create a personal biography, and supporting you to deliver person-centred care.