The Community Music Co-op brings high quality music making into healthcare settings and community groups.
Music makes an excellent diversion from a stressful environment, a distraction from pain and suffering and can be a welcome break from being ill.
It also provides opportunity for socially isolated people to feel part of their communities and for older folks and those living with dementia, to validate memories and bring meaning to their lives.
Robin Grey is a Sheffield based performer with an infectious joy for music.
Over the years he has hosted the ukulele tent in the Glastonbury festival’s Kidz Field, run family jam workshops for The Pleasance Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, lead more sing-a-longs than you can shake a stick at.
He has also worked with The Barbican, Metal Culture and recently ADEC Marketplace on their pioneering ACE Creative People and Places project in Mildenhall.
Amy Bowles is a guitarist and singer and is an active community musician in the North West.
Amy received a masters in performance (MMus) from the Royal Northern College of Music, a masters in education (MEd) from the Royal College of Music and is currently training with Nordoff Robbins for a Masters in Music Therapy (MMT).
Amy’s work is split between community and clinical settings and she has worked in man with ospitals, hospices, carehomes and community groups accross the NorthWest of England.
Amy is a empathetic and engaging musician who creates meaningful connections and a sense of community for people isolated by illness.
Ella Sprung is a folk fiddle player and singer based in Sheffield who has worked in schools, care homes, and hospitals as well as with children with additional needs.
She also works for Live Music Now, Music in Hospitals and Care sharing accessible, responsive, and enlivening music to the people she works with.
She is also part of the We Danced intergenerational dance and music project which brings together schoolchildren and care home residents in creative movement and music-making.