Lucy Temby

Lucy Temby

Lucy Temby with care home residents at the piano

Name: Lucy Temby

Role: Junior Fellow in Learning and Participation, Alumna

About: Australian soprano Lucy Temby is an experienced arts-for-health project manager, trainer and facilitator. After graduating as a postgraduate classical singer in 2018, she became an RNCM Fellow in Learning and Participation and founded SoundUp Arts. This incredible not for profit organisation is committed to producing music and arts programmes for people living with dementia and their families. SoundUp Arts trains emerging artists in music for wellbeing practices, and partners with established artists and companies to deliver inclusive choirs, music workshops, long-term arts projects, interactive concerts and creative arts sessions for people living with dementia and those who care for them. One of the motivations for founding SoundUp Arts was to provide training and performance opportunities for emerging artists, including RNCM students and alumni, to create more connections between young musicians and older people in their communities. Lucy is now living in Australia, working in wellbeing and community outreach for the aged care industry. SoundUp Arts continues to run in the UK in thanks to the co-leadership of RNCM alumna Rachel Speirs, and is proudly still partnering with the RNCM to bring joy through music to people living with dementia.

Did you know? Since 2019, SoundUp Arts has produced almost 9,500 musical and creative engagements in person and online, trained 120 students through Music-Made-Well, and delivered 350 resource packs to people living with dementia.

Find out more here.