This project aims to evaluate how participation in music activities can foster personal growth, self-efficacy and purpose among older adults. Using a novel hybrid theoretical framework, it will generate new knowledge about what elements in music activities deliver such transformative effects and how to increase accessibility. Expected outcomes include a blueprint for transformative music activities, and resources to design them, as well as guidelines to widen access, and an online, interactive map to make them more widely accessible to our ageing population. Benefits will be improved wellbeing and quality of life for older adults and carers, guidance for music groups, and resources for aged-care providers to implement music activities.
The project will also deliver key information about the availability of music activities and learning across Australia through an interactive and accessible map