Studley care home delivered music enrichment to residents - The Redditch Standard

Studley care home delivered music enrichment to residents

Redditch Editorial 12th Jun, 2024   0

A STUDLEY care home has teamed up with a local music school to launch a project to bring the joys of music into the lives of its residents.

Studley Rose, part of the Macc Care group, recently held an inaugural ukulele class in partnership with Gumbley’s Music School, where residents were taught everything from how to hold it properly to mastering essential chords.

Under the expert guidance of tutor Eric Kingdon, residents embarked on an inspiring musical journey, immersing themselves in the fundamentals of playing the popular four-stringed instrument.

One of the participants who enjoyed the session was resident Peter Cardus.

He said: “I never thought I’d get the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument at my age.”

His joy was echoed by others who decided to continue their musical adventure by founding their own ukulele group.




The home’s manager Maria Willis said: “We are thrilled to see the positive impact of the ukulele lessons and for the residents to start the Studley Rose Ukulele Band.

“Music has a remarkable ability to uplift spirits and foster a sense of community, and we are immensely grateful to Eric Kingdon and Gumbley’s Music School for their invaluable support.


“We eagerly await the next lesson of this wonderful partnership and the happiness it will bring to our residents.”

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