For the majority of his 15 years in the Cruise industry, Ian Brock served as Musical Director for Celebrity Cruise Line, the “grand finale” having been selected as MD for the opening of all five of Celebrity Cruises brand new “Solstice Class” ships. Ian was active in the selection of entertainment onboard and his knowledge and experience is invaluable in selecting the most appropriate Musicians and Entertainers for the Cruise Lines and their Guests.
“IBE” is committed to producing the finest talent for the most appropriate position and processed with the utmost efficiency. We possesses a Modern attitude towards Entertainment with focus on Impact, Showmanship and the ability to Adapt to the Requirements of the Audience.
In addition to the Cruise Industry, “IBE” provides Entertainment for venues such as Holiday Parks, Hotels, Weddings and Special Events, Private and Corporate.
INTERACTIVE MUSIC HOUR… for people with Learning Difficulties, AUTISM and/or suffering with DEMENTIA.
Music has proven to have an enormous impact on the lives and wellbeing of people with Alzheimers disease and other forms of Dementia, also people with Learning Disabilies including Autism and Downs Syndrome. It can help reduce anxiety and depression, help maintain speech and language, is helpful at the end of life, enhances quality of life and has a positive impact on carers. We should never underestimate the Power of Music as just one melody or song can take us back to a specific moment in time and trigger memories and emotions. Coupled with Interaction, we are looking at and extremely powerful experience for mind and body.
We use Professional Musicians to host our Interactive Music Hours. This means they not only offer a live performance on their instrument of expertise but also posses enough musical knowledge to be able to adapt to the needs of the group. For example, if the group decide they would like an hours Disco, the host must be able to provide it… quickly, and with lights! Equally an hours Music Quiz… with many genres of music and questions! As we all know, you can’t please everyone all the time so, with this in mind there must be a breakdown so the minority also get their favourite meal from the musical menu! If that’s not enough, there has to be the introduction of ‘new stuff’ to exercise the brain, for example ‘Name that Nursery Rhyme‘. FUN is the keyword!
Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. This in turn triggers other parts of the brain like memory, and with musical interaction we are also exercising and even reintroducing motor skills.
Here are just some of the ‘ingredients’ that contribute to INTERACTIVE MUSIC HOUR:
*Available for groups up to 10 people of mixed ages and abilities
*Live performance by a Professional Musician
*Percussion instruments provided for group
*Encouraged to play instruments along with track
*Perform Rhythms as a group
*Name That Tune
*Name that Nursery Rhyme
*Live Music and Recorded Music
DEMENTIA is the loss of cognitive functioning. INTERACTIVE MUSIC HOUR encourages cognitive function. It can only help.
Over 1 Million people in the UK suffer with Dementia and 1.5 Million people have a learning disability. Some have both and there is no cure, only non-pharmaceutical solutions. One of those solutions is constructive musical activity (not just pressing a Play Button) and I will always promote music as the most fun and yet most powerful of solutions.
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