MAC Makes Music

About Us

MAC Makes Music is an award-winning programme* providing innovative music making opportunities for children and young people with limited access to music provision. Our passion is to offer children and young people high quality music making experiences led by a team of highly experienced musicians. The young person’s voice and creativity is at the heart of a diverse music offer which celebrates musical, social, and personal outcomes equally.

MAC is a strategic partner of Youth Music working towards creating a musically inclusive England, where every child can access music-making opportunities, regardless of their circumstances. Through MAC Makes Music, we champion innovation in music making approaches, support workforce development and advocate for equality in music education in partnership with Music Education Hubs.

* Excellence in SEND, West Midlands Inclusive Choir, Music and Drama Education Awards 2023

Outstanding Musical Initiative, Music and Drama Education Awards, 2020

* Excellence in Primary & Early Years, 'Tune into Listening' Music Award for Excellence, 2017

What is Musical Inclusion?

Musical Inclusion is about removing barriers to ensure all children enjoy full participation in a music education which supports the development and achievement of each young person based on their individual abilities, needs and interests.

Musically inclusive practice ensures that all children and young people who want to can make music. It can only happen by embracing a wide range of genres and styles, supporting participants to achieve social and personal outcomes as well as musical ones, and having a music education workforce which can work with young people of all backgrounds, needs and interests  

We currently work towards to following 7 outcomes:

  1. Quality
  2. Inclusive Practice in Music Education Hubs
  3. Creative Skills
  4. Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
  5. Communication and Social Skills
  6. Youth Voice
  7. SEN/D and SEMH Work