Harmoni Cymru CIC
Harmoni Cymru CIC is a not-for profit organisation bringing arts in health and music therapy services to people of all ages and to address a range of needs.
Established in 2018, Harmoni Cymru CIC grew from a partnership with the Cardiff and Vale Health Board Charity, with whom we developed our ward residency programme. This involves musicians engaging patients, visitors and staff in weekly interactive music sessions. These sessions aim to encourage social interaction, improve ward environments and to provide opportunities for the use of music as a tool within care.
Since July 2019, Harmoni Cymru has also been able to also offer music therapy interventions. Music therapy is a HCPC registered profession which uses music as a tool within a therapeutic relationship to explore a wide range of needs and aims - including physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals or groups.
Chair of Directors, Music Therapist, Arts in Health Practitioner
Vicky is a music therapist, musician and music teacher based in Cardiff. As a flautist, she has worked with the charities Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals and Care before co-founding Harmoni Cymru CIC. She is particularly passionate about the role music and music therapy can play in the care of those living with dementia and other neurological conditions. This has led her to becoming the arts therapies representative for the British Society of Gerontology Creative Ageing SIG.
Prior to completing her music therapy training at the University of South Wales in 2019, she completed a Masters in Flute Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Director, Arts in Health Practioner
Daisy Evans is a freelance woodwind multi-instrumentalist, teacher and practitioner based in Cardiff, Wales. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire with degrees in clarinet performance. Currently, she is a Live Music Now Inspire SEND Inspire Fellow and she is also on the scheme with the Bute Clarinet Quartet. Daisy freelances in various musical theatre shows and orchestras around the UK. Alongside this, she is Head of Woodwind at St John-On-The Hill prep school, Chepstow.
Daisy enjoys exploring performance science/psychology related to musician’s health and well-being and aspires to pursue this area of academic interest in the future.
Director, Arts in Health Practitioner
Will is one of the founding members of Harmoni Cymru CIC and has performed with the group in regular weekly sessions at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, Barry Hospital and Llandough Hospital.
Over the last few years Will has been involved in working with music in various care settings from hospitals to care homes and SEN schools around Wales and England. He has been a musician for Live Music Now alongside fellow Harmoni Cymru member Vicky Guise and since 2016 he has regularly performed for the Music In Hospitals and Care charity based in Wales. After completing training at Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital led by clarinetist Rachel Fillhart Will is now part of the ICU Hear programme- which offers music to patients in critical care.
Lynnsey Coull Gwynedd
Director, Music Therapist, Arts in Health Practitioner