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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland believe that disability is no barrier to making music. Since 1997, they have created opportunities for over 6000 children and adults with disabilities to learn to play music independently and to whatever level they aspire.

Using both conventional instruments and innovative technologies, Drake deliver a range of education and training projects in a variety of settings across Scotland including special and mainstream schools, communities and our fully equipped and accessible rehearsal and recording studio in Edinburgh.

Technophonia - a concert celebrating 15 years of Drake's work in Scotland taking place in the Queen's Hall.

Technophonia – a concert celebrating 15 years of Drake’s work in Scotland taking place in the Queen’s Hall.

Working in partnership with local authorities across Scotland, Drake Music Scotland delivers music projects in special and mainstream schools for children and young people with disabilities or other additional support needs. Since 2007 they have been running a flagship programme Switch ON to Music which connects with the Expressive Arts guidelines in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence and provides training for classroom and music teachers in the use of music technology.

To find out more about what Drake Music Scotland do and to find out how to get involved, go to their website here.

Volunteer With Drake

Drake Music Scotland is currently looking for a volunteer to join the team which supports their innovative in-house programme of music activities, musicSPACE, and in particular the delivery of individual sessions on Friday afternoons between 12 and 3pm. This opportunity is available in the first instance for the Autumn 2012 term beginning Friday 28 September.

To find out more about volunteering with Drake follow this link.

Drake Music Scotland are one of only 20 UK organisations invited to take part in New Music 20×12, bringing exciting new pieces of music to the world’s stage during the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Find out more by following this link.

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