+44 20 7739 5444
60 – 61 Old Nichol Street, London, United Kingdom
Our Learning & Participation programme creates opportunities for disabled people to learn and develop as musicians – from primary school through to adulthood.
Our four key programme strands:
Learning & Participation – We deliver outreach and education initiatives in a wide range of settings, offering a wide range of high quality, lifelong-learning opportunities.
Training & Consultancy – We offer training and consultancy to music hubs, schools, arts organisations and more to share our expertise in SEND music delivery.
Research & Development – We bridge the gap between musicians and hackers, developers and technology makers to pioneer new accessible music technology.
Artistic Development – We support professional disabled musicians to develop their artistic practice so that they can play a major part in the cultural landscape.
Our skilled team has an excellent track record of developing and delivering outreach, training and education initiatives for disabled musicians of all ages and abilities.
We research and develop new accessible musical instruments and technologies to create more ways with, by and for disabled people to make music.
Drake Music is the leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology.
Non-disabled people can make music in many ways and at many different levels. Our vision is an open, inclusive and accessible musical culture — a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, instruments and encouragement, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.
Who we are
Drake Music is a national arts charity working across the UK, with bases in Bristol, Manchester and London. We are a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and are also funded through Youth Music.
We have been pioneering the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible for over 20 years. In that time, we have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music.
We are experts in inclusive music-making in education and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making at all levels.
What we do
Central to our work is the belief that everyone can fulfill their creative and musical potential, given the right opportunities.
We work where music, disability and technology meet to:
- create opportunities and instruments that make music fully accessible
- increase participation in music-making at all levels
- build an integrated musical culture where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals