The Happiness Business
What We Do
Musical moments provides stimulating and interactive musical activities for your care setting, community group or individuals at home. We have worked with over a thousand care homes across the UK providing a unique and engaging activity that you’ll have never experienced before - sessions that include live music performed by our musicians, safe and appropriate exercise and movement to music, interactive music activities with sensory props, the opportunity for your residents to sing and perform with instruments and reminiscence to music in a carefully structured yet flexible activity.
We ensure to involve everyone in the group, no matter what their ability, through the use of interactive music, singing and movement.
Established back in 2011, Musical Moments primarily specialises in activities for older people living with dementia and adults with additional needs. Our sessions are accessible and affordable, meaning that your community group can benefit from the positive effects of music with us on a regular basis.
Sessions For Care Homes
We provide your residents with something that they’ll have never experienced before – our award-winning sessions use music to help stimulate and engage, with the combination of music, movement, role play activities, reminiscence activities and live music.
Our sessions are lively, full of energy and fun. We work to involve and engage with every member of the group.
We have worked with many different groups over the years, mostly in care and nursing homes with people living with dementia but we can also tailor our sessions for active elderly groups, day care centres, and other specialist needs.
Our sessions are carefully planned to give your group music-based activities that benefit their well-being in several different ways, we’re no ordinary ‘entertainer’.
Every session contains a variety of different music to suit everyone’s taste; every resident has the opportunity to sing, move and play instruments in our sessions. We also do themes throughout the year and can deliver a themed session at your home any time for no extra charge.
- We tick all of the CQC meaningful activity boxes
- We deliver over 200 sessions a month, working with an average of 3,000 members of the community
Why Musical Moments?
What We Do For You
- A unique activity that combines live music, safe exercise, sensory activities, reminiscence and relaxation
- A budget-friendly and affordably priced activity, so that your residents can benefit from our sessions on a regular basis
- Different sessions every time we visit, we have almost 200 different activities and are constantly adding more, so your session will always be fresh and varied
- Every team member has full insurance, safeguarding training and DBS checks
What Your Residents Get From Us
- A friendly and professional musician to deliver your activity, we make meaningful relationships with your residents and genuinely care about every person in our group
- Helping to improve your residents' happiness, well-being and social interaction through music
- Movement through music, which can help to improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength
- Activities inspired by music therapy and the extremely important exposure to live music
- Interaction, fun and contact with an outside organisation
Let's start at the very beginning... a very good place to start
Musical Moments™ provides music sessions for all groups and individuals in the community, aiming to bring joy, happiness and social inclusion to everyone that we work with.
It all began in 2011 with Beckie Morley who had just graduated from Leeds College of Music and started delivering music sessions for the care home where her Nana was living with dementia at the time. She noticed how well the residents responded to music-based activities and entertainment and couldn’t help thinking that there didn’t seem to be enough musicians out there doing this important job so began offering her sessions to other homes in the local area.
The sessions went down extremely well and Beckie soon found herself delivering sessions to over 60 care homes around Cheshire and Staffordshire. She took on staff but as the demand for the sessions grew and requests were coming in from all over the UK. In 2017 she took the decision to franchise the business with the aim of being able to provide more sessions to care homes, plus more jobs and careers for musicians out there.
In 2019 Maggie Baker joined the company as a Franchisee in the North York area. Maggie had 6 years of music teaching experience in both Mainstream and Special Education settings and left her role as Head of the Arts for a Group of Special Schools in Leeds to embark on a new business venture. From the first session Maggie fell in love with Musical Moments™ and all it had to offer. Within 6 months she was fully booked and looking to take on her own staff.
In 2020 The Covid-19 Pandemic hit our company hard. With all care homes locked down for 18 months many of our team had to find work elsewhere and in 2021 Beckie took the decision to leave the company.
Maggie took over as Managing Director in December 2021 and along with the remaining team is very positive about the future. Bookings are coming in thick and fast as care homes re-open and are keen for our activity to return. We are once again receiving calls from across the UK for our activity so are looking to rebuild the team and extend our offer to reach more community groups, individuals and early years groups. Maggie is keen to use her experience in education to facilitate more intergenerational groups and sessions.