The Music for All Charity has been proud to support the One Handed Music Instrument Trust over the years with a number of Community Grants. The work they do is so important in adapting instruments to suit people with physical disabilities.
On September 7th and 8th 2018, the OHMI Trust, in collaboration with Birmingham City University and Queen Mary University of London, will host a major conference at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire exploring the barriers to music-making faced by people with physical disabilities.
The conference will bring together current multi-disciplinary research with, among others, the experiences of disabled musicians, teachers, charities, funders, and government agencies.
Recently developed instrument designs will also be demonstrated.
The challenge to enable full and undifferentiated participation in music for people with physical impairments is a subject only recently receiving attention. It is hoped that sharing knowledge through this conference will stimulate further and more rapid developments in the coming years.
For more information, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-physical-disability-from-instrument-to-performance-tickets-