Meet a Musician
Meet a Musician Friendship programme
We at Memory Nurture aim to assist people living with dementia to lead fulfilling and enriched lives. This includes being at the forefront for delivering innovative, integrated, and holistic services to people with dementia and to provide support to their families.
Meet a Musician Friendship Program aims to bring together musical artists, people living with dementia, and their caregivers to foster friendship through a shared love of music.
We believe that music can positively impact the lives of people experiencing dementia; Research suggests that listening to music or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioural benefits to people experiencing dementia. Music is a unique and powerful way to reaffirm personal identity and feelings of social connection.
Music can also benefit caregivers by providing a way for someone to connect with their loved one, especially those who have difficulty communicating.
Our musical artists are highly talented in what they do often having either personal or professional experience working in a therapeutic setting. Each artist has a verified police check & undertakes Memory Nurture music and dementia therapy training prior to becoming what we call a Music Friend.
Our musical artists support you to engage in music in a variety of ways, including assisting you to…
If you are experiencing memory loss and want to experience the benefits of music, let us connect you with a kind and caring musical artist via a video sharing platform called Zoom. An in-person home visit from a musical artist can be organised at special request. To book an artist consult, scroll down to the booking process located at the bottom of this website page.
See below personal bios of our wonderful musical artists for more information.
Please note that not all Musicians in this programme are eligible for payment through NDIS or Home Care Package funding. If you would like to use your funding to access a music session, please contact us and we will assist you with your booking through our Music Nurture Programme. Alternatively, you are welcome to book the Musician of your choice and pay privately.
Meet the musician
Hey there, my name is Asher-Rose. I have experience as a live musician for private events for over 4 years. I have also been a volunteer sound production manager for over 2 years.
My partners grandma has dementia and our connection to her has always been through music.
I believe it is a great way to connect with those who otherwise struggle…
Hi! I am a musician from Perth, I play Percussion, drums, keyboard, ukulele, and sing.
I am a classically trained percussionist (WAAPA) formerly performed with WA Symphony Orchestra. Studied jazz drum set at WAAPA and University in Melbourne. I have recorded one solo EP and two collaborative Eps with…
Hello, my name is Val, I am a musician and educator with over 30 years’ experience.
I have facilitated choirs for adults with dementia in community settings and organised singing programs in aged-care settings.
I am a pianist who specialises in Classical music, but I also love to play popular styles, jazz and boogie styles.
Hi I’m Robert Graham. I have been a professional musician and singer for 27 years. I have performed for many people with dementia over the years and continue to do so.
I also have had people with dementia in my family.
My performance style includes playing piano and singing. I am into all sports, current affairs, and like a good joke and a good story!
Hey I am Emma, I love playing Guitar, ukulele, piano and enjoy singing.
I’ve been Playing music most of my life, teaching music, performing live, band leader for Samba band and run community music workshops for wellness.
I also worked as a nurse for 5 years so I have broad experience with dementia. I also studied a Bachelor of Science Nu…
Hi, my name is Beth I have 15 years gigging experience, over 10 years music teaching and 3 years as a Registered Music Therapist in private practice.
I have worked as an aged care support worker for two years, a personal assistant, and have carried out volunteer work in aged care for music therapy.
I enjoy a wide range of music including 50s and 60s rock n roll, 90s pop & rock…
Hello, I am Eliza, I grew up in France until the age of 10 when my family came to Australia.
I studied music at UWA and have been working as a freelance musician and tutor ever since I graduated.
I play the harp, piano and sing in a church choir and I absolutely adore cats (I have two, called Ping and Pong). Looking foward to seeing you soon!
Hi I’m Kate! I sing and play a range of instruments including Oboe, Piano, Percussion, Ukulele, plus more! I am a from Boorloo in Perth, Western Australia
I am a full time musician and researcher in London and Perth. I have experience in group work with clients dealing with moderate to advanced Dementia.
I have two music degrees, and have worked as a performer, project lead…
Please complete this form if you would like to book a musician. Memory Nurture will be expanding our team of musicians including classical and jazz artists so watch this space!
“Music is a world within itself, it is a language WE ALL understand.”