Tommy Sheppard

MP for Edinburgh East

Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland

Had a great visit to Drake Music Scotland – another hidden gem in the constituency. They offer musical opportunities to people with disabilities in the local community, the city and throughout Scotland. Everyone can make music and Drake’s vision to is to enable that to happen via the tiniest adjustments to musical instruments, through to developing and using the highest tech equipment. I even got to play harp using Thumbjam on the iPad with Equilibrium who were playing their own, lovely, composition using a combination of the latest software and a real viola. Then we nipped in to listen to Ceilidh Band who were rehearsing and they spontaneously struck up Scotland the Brave which I really enjoyed! They demonstrated how Figurenotes works - a music notation system based on coloured shapes that is much easier than normal music notation.

 

They have set up a new campaign #iamamusician in support of musicians with disabilities - you can support it by visiting the page on their website.

 

They would welcome any offers of help with fundraising - get in touch with them via the website or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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