Music for adults with disability
An inclusive, supportive group music program designed for adults living with disability
Our Mixed Abilities Program of music groups designed for adults living with disability, use the powerful (and fun!) medium of music to encourage participants to develop skills in coordination, concentration, social interaction and gain self-confidence. The tutors for this program are music educators and professional musicians with experience working with people with diverse needs, engaging with musical genres & instruments from many cultures. Participants attend these group sessions with their support workers, who are expected to play an active role in the class. Classes are held at Ainslie Arts Centre and Tuggeranong Arts Centre (Belconnen Arts Centre or other venues can be arranged by special request – contact us to discuss).
Music For Canberra believes strongly in the importance of performance in improving the self-confidence and musical ability of students of all ages and ability levels, and Mixed Abilities participants who would like to are certainly encouraged to participate in our member concert events (but are under no pressure if they don’t wish to).
Our Mixed Abilities Program of music lessons for adults living with disability also includes MAP Music Craft classes for children 7-15 years and older teens/young adults who are living with disability.
If you would like to find out more about our Mixed Abilities Program of music lessons, please contact us at the office!
Mixed Abilities Program of music groups for adults living with disability:
Ainslie Arts Centre:
Mondays 2:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:30pm
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30pm
Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:30pm
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30pm
Fridays 11:00 – 12:30pm
Fridays 1:00 – 2:30pm
Fridays 3:30 – 5:00pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre:
Thursdays 11:00 – 12:30pm
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30pm
The support of the Snow Foundation also allows us to offer heavily subsidised fees to participants living with a disability, making music more accessible to the Canberra community.