Drake Music work to break down disabling barriers to music. We are leaders in music, disability and technology.
A selection of press:
- The Guardian – Where are all the Disabled music teachers?
- BBC – DMLab Northwest on BBC Health and Lifestyle news
- The Guardian – And on the MiMu Gloves…
- Disability Arts Online – DM Resonate… Let the music play
- The Independent – Imogen Heap… invents a pair of gloves that make music
For info, images or comment about Drake Music, assistive music technology, inclusive music education, or other areas of access to music, please contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 020 7739 5444.
A brief introduction…
At Drake Music we are leaders in music, disability and technology. We are innovators, educators, curators and advocates.
We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music. We use new technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all.
Our work includes:
- education workshops for children and adults
- training and consultancy for professionals working in the education, arts and charitable sectors
- artistic development programmes for disabled musicians
- research and development into new accessible music technology
Our aim as a charity is to increase participation in music-making at all levels. Our vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians have equal access to opportunity, instruments, support and live performances.
A quote from our Chief Executive Carien Meijer
“We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music. We use innovative technologies and ideas to make writing and playing music more accessible. Disabled musicians are at the heart of our work, from teaching music workshops in schools, to creating new opportunities for performance, or testing out new music technology to see how accessible it is. We work strategically across the country to improve access to music for people of all ages and abilities.”