Music Salon (Japan)
Music Salon ran from 2004 to 2008 in the residential care home Long Life in Koshienguchi and Uminohoshi in Kobe . Following consultation with the residents and service users I set up this project together with Mana Ozaka with the aim of encouraging more group interaction where the onus was on the residents to develop music activities that they would enjoy together. Over time we had 25-30 regular attendants the monthly events and we were able to establish a good atmosphere over the years, with close relationships developing amongst the residents. My work here eventually gave me the impetus to do my MA on the musical orientation of elderly people in Japan .