Access to music survey – ‘Tell us how it is. Tell us what is needed next.’


Our partners at Take It Away and Creative United, in partnership with OHMI, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and Youth Music, are conducting a major research project which aims to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled people regarding music making. The findings will be made publicly available on the Creative United website and shared with educators, funders, and policymakers across the UK to inform the planning of future projects and investment.

Help us shape the future of accessible music making by completing the relevant surveys below.

How accessible is music making for disabled people, and in particular disabled children? The current National Plan for Music Education aims for “equality of opportunity for all pupils, regardless of race; gender; where they live; their levels of musical talent; parental income; whether they have special educational needs or disabilities; and whether they are looked after children.”

How well are these objectives currently being met, and what can we do together to make music more accessible for all?

Help us shape the future of accessible music making. Tell us how it is. Tell us what is needed next. We’re listening.

Music Makers

Do you sing, write music, or play an instrument? Are you the parent or carer of a young music maker? Perhaps you or your child want to play but haven’t had the chance? Every child has a right to a musical education. Everyone should have the opportunity to make music.

Music Educators

Are you involved in music education? Do you teach or facilitate music making, or manage and fund musical learning opportunities for children or adults? Music educators are the ones delivering accessible music making in practice.

Music Retailers

Do you sell musical instruments or equipment? Are you running a high street music shop or music retail website? Music shops are a vital part of the future of accessible music making.