Music for Disabled and Special Needs
This busy section of ABLEize is dedicated to providing information about disabled and special-needs music therapy, education and singing organisations and activities throughout the UK. Music is used as a therapy for adults and children with special needs and is much loved and excellent form of communication and therapy as well as developing greater social skills for all disabilities.
Find a large selection of sites for disabled and special needs music and performers including those who are active on the disability arts and music scene as well as sites that are specifically aimed at therapeutic or educational music services being offered through music. The sites below include details of musical therapy for all disabled adults and children and include those with a learning disability, the deaf and blind.
A high profile and professional orchestra made up of gifted musicians with disabilities. View audio and video clips with details of their music, concert dates and application details.
Australian drummer, born with CP, Andrew Hewitt is becoming one of the most talked about drummers in the International Drumming Communities. Includes image gallery, guestbook and gig dates and details.
An association that works to assist professional blind and partially sighted piano tuners by offering a range of resources, information and help sections.
An accessible online radio resource providing a broad range of musical tastes with site navigation designed to assist the blind and visually impaired.
Aims to break down disabling barriers to music by enabling disabled musicians of all ages and abilities to explore compose and perform music.
A personalised music transcription service providing music-related materials and sheets in Braille.
A producing company offering training and group workshops in music for people with a learning disability.
Dedicated to exploring ways in which everyone can discover and express their own musical personality. Caters for the disabled with special needs and people with physical or learning disabilities
Non-profit organisation holding music events for disabled children. Also events for the ‘Aiming High’ music project targeted at disabled children aged 11 to 18. Morecambe.
Offers access to music for disabled people in WIltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Has three fully accessible music rooms decked out with an array of instruments and musical technology to enable the disabled and able-bodied to get involved and enjoy making music.
A unique charity that brings music and the performing arts to deaf people. Includes training workshop details, newsletters and a deaf musicians forum.
Provides therapy through music in the areas of Bristol and the South West for adults and children with disabilities and special needs.
A charity that transforms the lives of disabled and special needs children and adults through the power of music.
Bristol charity set up to empower young disabled musicians to create and take part in an inclusive youth orchestras as well as developing accessible musical instruments for all disabilities.
Devon based music group that creates opportunities for those with sensory impairments or learning difficulties to take part in music and theatre perfomances.
View the profile of Jayne Fletcher a Deaf sign song performer from Birmington with details of her concerts and workshops.
Hindhead Music Centre in Surrey introduce their courses for all ages and abilities including children with disabilities.