Liv is a community musician and Co-Director of Music for Wellbeing CIC alongside Kevin Plummer and Chris Cook. Liv has had a passion for working for people with dementia since her teens, when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia, and especially about the power of music to enhance quality of life. She is also an Associate of Dementia Pathfinders and trains people in Circle Dance in Dementia and Dementia Awareness.
The main areas she specialises in are Early Years, community singing, people with longer term health conditions (dementia, respiratory conditions and Parkinson’s) and intergenerational work. She has worked with various organisations, including Westminster Arts, Age Exchange, Historic Royal Palaces, Leighton House Museum and Alzheimer’s Society delivering music, movement, reminiscence and cross-arts projects. She is also a trainer in these areas and has run training sessions for community musicians and care workers in how to incorporate these techniques into their own work.
She is currently delivering sessions for the Wiltshire Celebrating Age project as well as numerous local groups and organisations. Music for Wellbeing CIC and Friends of Salisbury Medical Practice are running a year-long, externally-evaluated project in partnership in singing for people with respiratory conditions.
Liv plays the cello, highland bagpipes, ukulele and sax, and uses singing in her community music work. She is currently a doctoral researcher in intergenerational music within a care home setting at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.