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Drake Music

Drake Music is a national arts charity with offices in Bristol, Manchester and London. They work with an experienced, highly-trained team of over forty associate musicians/artists and technologists to deliver our programmes across England.

They have been pioneering the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible for over 20 years. In that time they have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. They are a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and are also funded through Youth Music.

Drake Music are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEN/D) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.

Shine was a collaborative project involving three cultural organisations – Toynbee Hall, Spitalfields Music and Drake Music. Building on the success of the first partnership project for these organisations (Winter Wonderland in 2012, and Shine #1 in 2013), Shine aimed to address the inequality of music provision for young people with learning disabilities as well as encouraging cohesion between communities with and without learning disabilities within the Tower Hamlets borough. Alongside professional musicians, members of Toynbee Hall’s youth project Inspire and eleven young people with learning disabilities created their own music using the latest accessible music technology alongside traditional musical instruments.

Drake Music