top of page

Absolutely beautiful lady with a voice to match. I could not recommend Katy enough to sing for you ...Katy took the time to introduce herself to every resident and know their names. 

AB, 24th November 2023
Relative of care home resident in Cheshire

Katy is a singing and dementia specialist, performing every week in various care homes, dementia cafes, and day centres, as well as with the Halle Orchestra in their Relaxed Concert series for those with SEN, dementia, and similar conditions. Katy also runs her own series of dementia-friendly coffee concerts in her hometown of Buxton and surrounding areas. Music is proven to have a deep impact on those living with dementia, and Katy is privileged to see this happen and play a small part in the magical moments which music creates.

Where it all began...

For two years, Katy worked 11 hour shifts every Saturday in a local care home in Buxton to suppliment her studies at the RNCM. It was during this time that her rapport with the elderly began. Deciding to combine her musical studies with her part-time job was the start of a new vocation for Katy, as she saw first hand the cathartic effects that her singing had on those isolated in care homes or living with dementia. Katy understands the importance of empathy and sensitivity when connecting with people who live with dementia and their families or carers.

Katy's singing sessions...

Each session has a different theme, for example "Dancing Hall Days", "A Trip to the Seaside", "Old Show Tunes", "Spring Songs", and "Adventures in Italy", to name a few. Within these sessions, Katy sings a range of styles from singers such as Doris Day, Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Perry Como, and Dean Martin. As well as singing and engaging with the participants through singalongs, Katy tells everyone facts related to the theme and shows large picture cards to jog memories. It is always a magical moment when someone's face lights up after seeing a picture and hearing a song which prompts a memory.

Katy is a fully insured member of the Musicians Union.

To find out more please visit Katy's blog and do get in touch via email or social media.

Upcoming Events

Alongside her regular care home visits,

Katy is excited to perform at the following dementia groups in 2024...

Still Waters Dementia Memory Cafe, Buxton

Friday 16th February

Friday 19th March

Friday 21st June

Friday 2nd August

Friday 18th October

Friday 20th December 

Golden Memories Group, Tytherington

Tuesday 5th March

Tuesday 4th June

Tuesday 6th August

Tuesday 3rd December

Living Well Cafe, Poynton

Tuesday 23rd April

Poynton Golden Memories, Poynton

Wednesday 7th February

Wednesday 18th December

Knutsford Friendship Cafe, Knutsford

Friday 23rd February

Friday 8th March

Friday 26th April

Friday 24th May

Kirsty Prince Photography

Our residents loved her and have asked for me to invite her back. I cannot recommend Katy enough.

Activities Co-ordinatorr
Care Home, Bakewell Derbyshire

bottom of page