Across my PhD study I undertook a broad practice in which I made music with more than one-hundred and fifty people ranging in age from eight-year-old children, to adults in their late sixties. Our music-making took place in UK educational, community centre and adult recovery programme settings. I made music with many different people in diverse settings in attempt to give focus to community music practice as situated, context dependent and nuanced. In short, to attest the here-nowness of community music as a performative moment made of relationships. In three PaR settings, I undertook long-term practice through sustained weekly music-making over a period of up to two years. Two further PaR settings were included as short-term pilot studies.