About Us

Musical Keys was founded in 1990 by the parents of young people with disabilities who realised that their young people responded to music irrespective of their level of disability.

Young people with a wide spectrum of special needs and disabilities are able to gain new skills and further their development through the use of music and movement in a stimulating, fun environment. Parents/carers attend with their young person and siblings to fully participate in the activities using a wide range of materials and instrumentation. Our main focus is on the young person and being able to provide the opportunity for family members to socialise and build support networks. Parents inevitably derive mutual support from the social interaction within our groups and we always include a period for refreshment breaks where parents can discuss their young persons progress with the staff.

Signalong is used during group activities as a learning aid for young people who find communication difficult.

We take great pride in the quality of our activities and have highly talented and well motivated staff. They are assisted by volunteers drawn from all areas of the community.

2 days ago

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Catch the live stream of ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ at 10:30 this morning – a live art performance by acclaimed multimedia, performance and installation artist Sue Austin, (via Disability Arts Online).

'Austin takes her wheelchair underwater to perform a stunningly beautiful work that will be filmed and projected poolside. Award-winning Restless Dance Theatre will accompany Austin with a performance as part of this unique live art event.'

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1 week ago

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If you’re looking for the perfect event to kick start your seasonal shopping, or you have a love of craft fairs and all things local, you will do well to pay Riddlesworth Hall a visit! They have chosen to support us and we’re very grateful.You are all invited! Please help spread the word and come and see all the fantastic stalls! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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It's World Mental Health Awareness Day. Did you know that our regular groups offer a network of support for families who may be feeling isolated as a result of their situation? The positive impact of our work on the mental health of our service users is hugely important.

If you would like to donate or are interested in fundraising to help us sustain our impact, we would love to hear from you.
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