Local children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairments are invited to try ‘Making Noise’, a series of music-making workshops which are held in the Embassy Centre from 10am to noon every Saturday.
Families are also welcome to join in.
Making Noise is a county wide project led by music facilitators from soundLINCS – the community music organisation for the East Midlands - who have experience in working with children with special needs.
“Making Noise workshops use a mix of traditional instruments, vocals and digital music technology to engage and stimulate youngsters with disabilities or sensory impairments,” said a spokesperson.
“The aim is to have fun and help participants to express their ideas and experiences through music.
“Whole families are finding that attending the sessions on a regular basis has a cumulative impact, with creative skills developing alongside learning, independence and new friendships.”
They added that parents had seen increased confidence in their children following the sessions and that some had remarked that they had progrssed “both musicaly and socially”.
Making Noise places are limited and pre-registration with soundLINCS is essential to ensure that all special needs and access requirements are catered for.
Each two-hour session costs £5 per family and further details on how to register are available by phone on 01522 510073, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.soundlincs.org.