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The Amber Trust

Set up to help blind or partially sighted children, including those with additional disabilities, to access and enjoy music. Describes their schemes for specialist music lessons or other support, with news and events, and how to help.

Association of Blind Piano Tuners

A professional body established to assist and meet the needs of blind and partially sighted piano tuners throughout the world.

Blind Musicians

A comprehensive past and present list of blind musicians.

The British Paraorchestra

Founded by conductor Charles Hazlewood, and pioneers in recognising and showcasing disabled musicians with world class musical talent; includes member profiles, concert listing, videos, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/britishparaorchestra paraorchestra

Drake Music

Assists the disabled to explore and learn music locally, nationally and internationally via schools, arts organisations and colleges. http://www.facebook.com/drakemusicorg drake_music

Drake Music Scotland

Creates opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to learn and perform music independently, using conventional instruments and assistive technologies; describes their programmes and methods, with contacts and how to get involved.

Golden Chord

A transcription service that provides music sheets in Braille.

Living My Song

Assists those with special needs to explore and express their own musical personalities. Includes articles, members profiles and publications.

More Music

Organises workshops, training and holds festivals and live music nights for all abilities in guitar, hand drumming and singing. Lancashire based.

Music Alive

Aims to improve access to music for people with disabilities in Swindon and surrounding areas. Offers joining and session details and how to donate.

Music and the Deaf

A charity bringing music and the performing arts to deaf people and those who live and work with them; information about their projects, workshops, and services, with a newsletter and contact details.

Music and the Deaf

A Yorkshire based charity providing assistance to the deaf with playing instruments, singing and signed theatre and concerts.

Share Music South West

A Devon based group made up of people with sensory impairments or learning difficulties that create musical performances and workshops.

Skoogmusic

Providing details of a musical instrument designed for use by people with special needs for pleasure and educational purposes.

Speech, Sign and Song Club

A music club in Nottingham for young children who need extra help with social and communication skills; includes details of their programmes and activities, news, and contacts.

Stay Up Late

A campaign for changes in support worker routines and rotas to allow people with learning disabilities to stay up late and have some fun. Run by Heavy Load, a punk band made up of musicians with and without learning disabilities. https://www.facebook.com/groups/21624966916/ StayUpLateUK

Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs

YAMSEN is a group of teachers, volunteers, artists and musicians creating inclusive opportunities in music for those with a range of disabilities.

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