Tag "Disability and music"

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How the OHMI Trust is making music inclusive for disabled people

If you’re disabled, there’s a strong likelihood that you’ve never had a chance to play a traditional musical instrument, whether for fun or as a career. It’s a problem that

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How you can get involved in a new orchestra for young disabled people

The National Open Youth Orchestra, an orchestra for young disabled people, is currently looking for new members (deadline Sunday 8th April). Read about the experiences of one member, Benedict, and

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The British Paraorchestra releases its first single

Just in time for Christmas, the British Paraorchestra has released its first single, True Colors. Joining forces with a number of GB Paralympians, including Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, sitting volleyball player

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Q&A with one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy

Pianist Nicholas McCarthy was born without a right hand. He’s been playing since the age of 14 and has now joined the British Paraorchestra, performing recently at the Paralympic Games

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Reading Festival: how accessible is it?

Summer festivals may seem a distant memory, but people are already planning next year’s events; tickets for Glastonbury 2013 sold out in record time! To get you in the ready for the 2013 festival season,

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Disability and the media: music and song lyrics

In our two-part article about disability and the media, Trailblazers ambassador David Gale shares his thought on music and song lyrics featuring disability. As a big music fan – some might

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Drake Music: breaking down disabling barriers to music

New Disability Horizons contributor, Carien Meijer, CEO of a dynamic music and technology hub, Drake Music, tells us how the organisation works to break down physical and social barriers using