Meet Our Team

The Living Music Foundation Staff

Disan Kato
Director

I am Disan. Husband, father, and musician. I play the piano, guitar, drums, and am a trained singer.
I grew up orphaned due to HIV, losing both parents at a young age. Life was not easy. Luckily I had good Samaritans come into my life who enabled me to get through school, where my musical talents were identified and I chose to develop them. Since then I have dedicated my life to transforming lives through music; composing music that touches the lives of many, training youths to play instruments and sing, forming my own band! Music has transformed my story, so we started the Living Music Foundation to reach out to other young people facing difficulties.



Barbra Atuhwere
Vocals / Administration

I currently perform vocals, and take care of the administrative side of the organisation.
I grew up in a humble family with 8 siblings, where we struggled to pay for school fees.
My passion for music is what lead me to join the Living Music Foundation. Through music I have been able to become self reliant, build my self esteem, and of course it has brought joy to my life! Long live LMF, I hope it can change others lives as it has surely changed mine. I can’t wait to get to know new volunteers!

 



Jean Ayebare
Vocals & Music Coordinator

Hey! I joined the band as Disan trained me to be a singer during university. Music is really important to me. Through performing and LMF, I have gained self esteem, and been able to stay encouraged even when I may have felt hopeless in other areas of life. I have made friends locally and internationally, creating a sense of belonging for myself within the music community. Music has given me an amazing and productive way to spend my leisure time, I hope to inspire others through LMF.

 

 

 



Patience Nyamwija
Vocals

Hey! I’m Patience, graduate of Education

I was brought up in a difficult financial situation, where my mother would even dig other peoples plantations to get school fees. This was possible due to the connections I made and skills I learnt due to being part of the band and LMF. I joined the band when I was in school, and Disan trained me in music. I am so thankful for what music
has brought me in life, from great friends, the access to university and all the skills, not just musically but also things like discipline and communication skills that . need to be in a music group! I hope LMF can help others in
hard situations.

 



Patience Ankunda
Vocals

I am Patience, 25 from Western Uganda. I am the last born child. I obtained a Bsc in accounting and finance from university.
My main hobbies are singing, dancing, swimming, and travelling!
Since high school I’ve been passionate about music and have studied many different aspects, even earning a number of awards. I am particularly active in my Church choir, and also have been a music and dance trainer for a long time.
Music and performing is what I love doing, I am so thankful to be able to do this everyday. LMF is a wonderful organisation for making such activities accessible to those who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn music. It does so much for your personal development, as well as the joy of those around you!

 


Henry Mugisha
Drums

My name is Henry. I have many friends across the world and I am so excited to meet volunteers on the LMF program! I play the drums, and am the managing director of a tour company.
I grew up a street kid, alone and fighting for survival in Kampala. After 12 years, I found God and began attending church. It was here that I learnt how to drum, and I earned money for survival by performing drums with different groups. I met Disan Kato who invited me to join his group of musicians in 2014.
Since forming the Living Music Foundation, I have found joy in sharing musical talents with disadvantaged children, as I found I could survive through drumming. It has brought joy and happiness; there are smiles in the communities we’ve trained as LMF! The Living Music Foundation is the joy and happiness of those whom the world has forgotten. Transforming Li


Tashobya Innocent
Bassist/ Sound Engineer

My name is Tashobya Innocent, a 28 year old Ugandan. My hobbies are playing music, swimming and travelling. I also love Sound. I never knew my father, and i struggled to stay in school relying on my mother’s relatives after she died.
During high school, I met Disan who introduced me to music and taught me the Bass Guitar! I love music so much because it has transformed my life. 
After learning Bass, I have performed in many places and later gained skills in Sound Engineering. I can support myself and my family.
At LMF I love to share music skills and transform some lives.