Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.


Ivories & Strings

Ivories & Strings is based in the small village of Long Preston in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has a passion for; music performance, music education, creating innovative musical opportunities and championing music for all ages.

Update May 2021
*Due to COVID-19 our sessions remain ‘on pause’ until the time is safe for us to return to playing indoors in person. If you are interested in booking a session for the months ahead please do still get in touch so we can have you in the diary for once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted further *.

Community based Piano Sessions are delivered across Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cumbria. Our Piano Solo Sessions set lists are personalised for people living with dementia at specific care settings, designed in conjunction with families, carers and residents.
No piano at your setting? No problem we have a fportable digital Piano available for use.

An Entertainment Coordinator has described our sessions as:
'Piano Peace' where residents have enjoyed a relaxing afternoon listening to the delightful sounds of the Piano.

A family member who joined one of our sessions provided the following feedback:
‘ It was a lovely session and my spouse loved the music. We shared some precious moments, so thank you’.

Comments from an Activities Coordinator have included:
'The ladies on my table enjoyed singing along and playing name that tune. Thank you for bringing pleasure to our residents'.

A range of music can be played and the session may incorporate genres such as:

- Musical Theatre
- Film & TV
- Classical
- Pop
- Folk
- Country
- 100 years of Songs,
- Blues, Boogie & Jazz

You can contact Jen Haines via email ivoriesandstrings0@gmail.com or call 07751331657