Learning & Participation

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Our Learning & Participation programme creates opportunities for disabled people to learn and develop as musicians – from primary school through to adulthood. We use all the tools available to us, from iPads to Eyegaze, to allow creative music-making.

We have over 20 years’ experience of working in special educational needs settings, offering high quality music-making opportunities which create a space for creative expression, learning new musical skills and gaining confidence. Our skilled team of experienced Associate Musicians are specialists in ensuring that everyone is enabled and empowered to make music.

We deliver a wide range of hands-on projects that remove disabling barriers to musical participation across London & the South East, Bristol & the South West, and Manchester & the North West.

We manage the projects from start to finish, from recruiting musicians and organising workshops, through to monitoring and evaluating the activity. We understand what best practice looks like and use a quality assurance framework to make sure we’re consistently delivering work of the highest quality.

Our partnership with Drake Music has had a huge impact and expanded our SEND learning programme. Their knowledge, support and expertise has enabled us to reach out to a number of schools and families within the area. Together we are continuing to develop exciting new avenues for the foreseeable future.” Rosie-Roella Kevlin – Artistic Coordinator Colchester Arts Centre

To find out more about our Learning & Participation work, please use the navigation on the left to read about our programmes for:

Schools
Music Hubs & Bridge Organisations
Arts & Third Sector Organisations
Day Centres & Residential Settings
Individuals

Drake Music is a charity and our Learning & Participation programme is funded in a number of ways. Schools, individuals, local authorities, venues, community groups and music education hubs raise funds to pay for the majority of Drake Music’s work.
In some circumstances our work may be subsidised by trusts and foundations, which reduces the cost to our clients and partners.

If you are interested in working with Drake Music, please call the National Office on 020 7739 5444 to discuss or email info@drakemusic.org