MAC Makes Music provides high-quality music making activities for children and young people in challenging circumstances.
We offer exciting courses for disabled children of all ages who love to play with music and sound, offering fun musical activities in a relaxed and nurturing environment.
Who are the courses for?
We have a range of courses for disabled children, aged from 2-10 years old including those who have learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairments (see below). Children need to be accompanied by a parent or carer and we encourage adult carers to actively support their child’s involvement.
When booking our courses, please provide us with as much information as possible about your child so that our music leaders can make any necessary preparation or adjustments before the course starts - there's an 'All About Me' form on each booking page.
The courses are subsidised through the MAC Makes Music programme, which develops opportunities for those who experience barriers to music making activity.
What will children learn on these courses?
Children will explore a wide range of musical games, songs and instruments to help develop their musical ability such as rhythm, pitch, aural and vocal skills.
The activities promote movement and co-ordination and can support the development of fine motor skills. Sensory stimulation is provided through listening, playing and identifying different instruments. The musical games also support communication and social skills through team work, sharing and taking turns.
The children will access a range of resources including: percussion, tuned instruments and music technology with activities tailored to their individual needs and abilities.
All instruments and resources will be provided.
We are currently offering the following summer courses: