Drake Music is the leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology.
Non-disabled people can make music in many ways and at many different levels. Our vision is a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, and a culture of integrated music-making, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.
Who we are
Drake Music is a national arts charity with offices in Bristol, Manchester and London. We work with an experienced, highly-trained team of over forty associate musicians/artists and technologists to deliver our programmes across England.
We have been pioneering the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible for over 20 years. In that time we have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. We are a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and are also funded through Youth Music.
We are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEN/D) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.
What we do
Central to our work is the belief that everyone can fulfil their creative and musical potential, given the right opportunities.
We work where music, disability and technology meet to:
- create opportunities and instruments that make music fully accessible
- increase participation in music-making at all levels
- build an integrated musical culture where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals