SoundUp reach out to hundreds of people with the work they do. None of this work could be possible if it weren't for some key contributors. The SoundUp Team are committed to bringing music to people living with dementia in the community. Lead by Lucy Temby, the team consists of an incredible board of advisors, who meet frequently to discuss and advise upon SoundUp's outputs and development.


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Lucy founded SoundUp in 2018. She is a classical singer with an undergraduate degree from Sydney Conservatorium and a Masters from the Royal College of Music in Manchester. She has an ATCL in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London and has taught effective communication, improvisation, poetry and prose for young people and adults for seven years. For the past three years she has worked as a Junior Fellow in Learning and Participation at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has been an arts for health project manager, trainer and facilitator since 2017.


Lucy is a Dementia Group Leader at Together Dementia Support, running music groups, creative sessions and supporting individuals living with dementia and their families across Manchester. She has a certification in Dementia Care Mapping from Bradford University, and is currently studying a Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Care with Worcester University. In 2020 she became a qualified facilitator of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and Ageless Grace.  She has previously worked as an associated music facilitator with Manchester Camerata for Music In Mind, co-facilitating sessions with a music therapist, and Age Exchange as an artist facilitator in their new team of trained personnel in the North West of England. 


She has received formal creative ageing arts facilitator training through Together Dementia Support, Manchester Camerata, Equal Arts, Goldsmiths University and Age Exchange. In 2019 she had cultural leadership training as a Clore Emerging Leader, and studied Social Entrepreneurship with Oxford University Continuing Education.   

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Fiona Stuart

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Sally Ferris

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Lucy Geddes

Head of Learning and Participation at the Royal Northern College of Music

Fiona Stuart has been an integral figure in SoundUp's development from the beginning, being an advisor and benefactor of SoundUp's work since 2018. Fiona trained as a music teacher and as an Arts Producer for BBC Radio. She was Director of two arts festivals and a member of the AQA National Advisory Committee for Performing Arts before joining the RNCM, where she is responsible for creating and delivering the RNCM’s outreach activities in schools, colleges, universities and other community groups.

CEO of the charity Together Dementia Support

Sally Ferris has worked with older people in Manchester, Trafford and Salford for 30 years.  She has an MSc in Dementia Care and has managed the Dementia Support Service for Salford Age UK, running a DoH pilot project to set up and evaluate peer support for people with dementia.

Head of Learning at Liverpool Philharmonic

Lucy is passionate about encouraging everyone to be creative and showcasing people’s musical skills. As Head of Learning at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, she oversees a programme of music opportunities for people of all ages, including workshops and performances in inpatient and community mental health settings. Formerly Head of Camerata in the Community at Manchester Camerata, Lucy engaged with over 5,000 older people each year through creative composition programmes. She has developed sustainable models of music-making for care settings in the North West and has delivered training schemes for orchestras in East Asia on group improvisation with people living with dementia.

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