At Options In Life we strive to challenge our Service Users, encouraging them to improve their confidence, gain new skills and find new interests and passions. In order to do this we try to further develop activities which have already proved a success and to find new ones. One of our most recent success stories is our on going sessions with Hugh at 7/8 Music.
Both the Monday and Friday groups have been having a fantastic time at these sessions, overcoming any initial nerves and trepidation. Hugh leads us through drum exercises and rhythmic songs, before moving on to cover everything from Abba to Queen to our favourite Christmas songs. Everyone is enthusiastic and so keen to get up and try out the keyboards, guitars and even lead the singing.
Hugh has taken on the task of learning some of the groups’ favourite songs and creating arrangements for them. It’s a work in progress, but we have high hopes for the end result. The regular sessions allow the groups to focus on repeat activities which build their skills and we hope to eventually put together a small performance for family members.
Take a look at our Facebook to see some videos of previous performances!