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Key Changes Music Therapy, Winnall Community Centre,

Garbett Road, Winchester, SO23 ONY

Key Changes is a registered charity.  Charity number 1124102

Welcome to our newsletter

  • Feedback from our Annual Conference, November '19

  • Fundraising thanks

  • Please support Key Changes...

  • Dementia Project - exciting news!


Annual Conference 2019
MUSIC THERAPY  -  joining the dots

This well-attended annual conference, held for the first time at the Key Changes charity base, looked ahead to the upcoming BAMT conference: Belfast April 2020, focusing on partnerships through music therapy.

In a day full of presentations from therapy work across all ages and wide-ranging needs, we heard from Key Changes therapists and co-workers, on:​

  • working with parents and their special needs early years children;

  • combining music therapy and physiotherapy – evaluating work with adults who have PMLD.

  • new work in dementia care - responses from the therapist, student and care home manager (the team pictured below)

Practical sessions included:

  • Approaches developed in an art therapy-music therapy group in a special school;

  • Multi-cultural workshop led by Helen Loth - Anglia Ruskin - with grateful thanks to Hampshire MusicSpace (Hampshire hub partner) for the loan of the gamelan - pictured at top. Click the link above for a short film from the Gamelan improvisation.

This year’s Key Note presentation was from:

Amelia Oldfield – Anglia Ruskin with Max Thompson – film director and past client:

Operation Syncopation was a music therapy follow-up project – 16 years on. Their inspiring and thought-provoking presentation included excerpts from the documentary film of the same name. Click the link above to see the film.


'I was expecting an inspiring day and wasn't disappointed!'

                              (Conference delegate)

Grateful thanks to all who presented and attended
and to our loyal band of trustee-helpers on refreshment duty...!

Funding and fundraising thanks

On Dec. 19th, our loyal carol singers risked a soaking and raised £443 for our Early Years work in Winchester city Centre pubs. The weather stayed dry! 

Winchester Rotary: £2,500 for music therapy at Lanterns Nursery

Eight Foundation: £5,000 to provide music therapy at each of 2 special schools - Rosewood, Southampton and Mary Rose, Portsmouth


A total of £1543 was raised by:

Phoenix Community Choir, Bordon (above photo is from their Christmas concert at Blacknest Golf Club); Southampton University Symphony Orchestra - the door collection at their concert at Turner Sims;

Sing Now Choir, Basingstoke - Key Changes had been their chosen charity 2019;

The Madding Crowd, Winchester,

Waitrose, Alton - Green Token scheme.

and the Ukuladies

Grateful thanks to all!

Key Changes dementia project

Key Changes has received a kind offer from a media expert to make a short, promotional film of our dementia work. We are hoping this will be completed by the end of January 2020.


Get in touch!
Our work in Dementia Care continues to expand. To find out how music therapy is helping those with dementia and their families, or to make an enquiry,


More from Key Changes in the Summer term.