Help provide instruments for older people

Help provide instruments for older people
We believe that it’s never too late to start or return to an instrument you’ve longed to play! Help us to establish a bank of musical instruments for older people wishing to embark on a course of instrumental lessons.

How often have you heard someone say that they wished they’d learnt to play a musical instrument as a child? Or that they regretted giving up so soon? We’ve heard this a lot, and believe that it’s never too late to start or return to an instrument you’ve longed to play!

Why learn an instrument later in life?

For us it’s a no-brainer. Why? Well for a start, people often have more time when they retire, or when children move away from home. What better way to make great use of some extra free time than by taking up an instrument?

Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout, enhancing memory and cognitive ability, while also boosting self-esteem and confidence. But it’s not just a spoonful of medicine. Learning an instrument and playing with other like-minded musicians brings new friendships, opportunities to socialise and pure joy to many people’s lives, at any age.

Our aim is to establish a bank of musical instruments which will be made available exclusively to older people wishing to embark on a course of instrumental lessons.

If you would like to support our musical instruments for older people initiative, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Catherine Hearn, Music Network Development Officer on +353 (0)86 8474743 or development@musicnetwork.ie to find out more.