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Music, Sound and Wellbeing.

Centre for Music and Health (CMH)

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore

The Centre for Music and Health is the first dedicated research centre in Southeast Asia to spearhead cutting-edge, evidence-based practices that leverage the efficacy of music for health and well-being.

Movin’ and Groovin’ for Wellness

Movin’ and Groovin’ for Wellness (MGW) was designed as a music and dance-based approach to support students’ mental, social, and emotional health, with no stigma attached. Professionally-facilitated music and dance activities, as well as improvisation, are used to guide participants as they engage in this participatory arts program. With funding support (via a MAELab Research grant) from the NUS Mind Science Centre, the team is undertaking a randomised controlled trial (RCT), to measure the effectiveness and impact of the programme. The project is developed and led by the Centre for Music and Health, at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (NUS).


Founded by Nathalie Ribette and since its inception in 2006, SING'THEATRE, as a musical theatre specialist, is a creative platform that uses music and theatre to: i) open social dialogues in the Singaporean community and promote multiculutral interaction, ii) make music and theatre universally accessible, reaching out to the most isolated and underprivileged patients and, iii) empower youth and the community to share passion for performing and providing top-level music training. 

Music for Wellbeing

Music for Wellbeing is a music initiative was set up by Neil Chan, a musician, ethnomusicologist, and audio engineer based in Singapore. Music for Wellbeing have organised numerous music playing activities using a variety of musical instruments and percussion at hospital wards (Sengkang Health), migrant worker food distribution events (Healthserve), and memories cafes by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association. 

OneHeartBeat Percussions

OneHeartBeat Percussions is a leading percussion music-making organisation that have been providing music-making programmes to the young and seniors. They have a long working history with educational institutions (such as Mainstream Schools, Preschools, Special Needs Schools, Student Management Centers, and At-Risk Youth Agencies), Government Agencies, Senior Activity Centers and Nursing homes, and Adult Learning Centers. Their programmes have created rhythm-centric to promote wellness amongst elderly, intergenerational interaction as well as community bonding. 

Play for Good Band

Play for Good Band is an initiative comprising musicians, singers and music enthusiasts. Established in 2015, the group aims to connect, share, and channel their musical passion with the community. They have ventured to nursing homes to share their passion with nursing home residents.

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