ISBN: 978-94-91090-00-4

Netherlands - International Document

Leading Creative Music Workshops with the Elderly: Exploring a Double Balancing Act


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Bisschop Boele E, Dons K, Mak P

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Abstract:

This publication describes the ‘Creative Workshops with the Elderly’ project, carried out by the ‘Lifelong Learning in Music’ (LLM) research group, based at Hanze University of Applied Sciences n the Netherlands.

The ‘Creative Workshops with the Elderly’ project was carried out in 2011 – a practice-based research project of the research group ‘Lifelong Learning in Music’ (LLM), based at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, studying the practice of the creative music workshop involving a workshop leader and elderly participants.

Building on existing knowledge about creative music workshops and working with elderly people, a project was devised in which an experienced workshop leader carried out creative music workshops in residential homes for elderly people, as well as day care centres. This publication gives a detailed account of the theoretical frameworks; workshop content and methods; analysis of working with the elderly, the role of the workshop leader; and conclusions and recommendations. It is hoped that the results of the research will open up possibilities of further practice development for musicians working with elderly people.



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Music

APA Citation:

Dons, K., Mak, P., Bisschop Boele, E. (2014). Leading Creative Music Workshops with the Elderly: Exploring a Double Balancing Act. Groningen: Hanze University of Applied Sciences.