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On The Beat

Due to government advice regarding COVID-19, our summer season of music sessions will run online over a five-week period starting from Monday 4 May. Read full statement here.

Ideal for: Adults 16 yrs and over, with special educational needs
Music Leader: Bill Roberts
Cost: £45 full term price or £5 weekly drop in

An interactive and fun music class for adults who need support while they learn, for example due to learning difficulties or physical disabilities, and so each participant is accompanied by a carer.

There is a dynamic range of interactive activities – fast and slow, loud and quiet – to ensure that everyone is able to express themselves in different ways.

What’s involved?

Musicality is developed through song-based activities, incorporating percussion activities and games, such as Pass The Beater and Guess That Drum. Beat recognition is thought to support language development, and the opportunities to play a variety of percussion instruments allow for the physical development, for example dexterity and rhythm.

There’s also strong emphasis on inclusivity, personal development and fun. Each session includes a tea break, dedicated to ensuring participants get the opportunity for social interaction, building confidence that carries beyond the class.

What’s more?

These sessions are delivered in partnership with the Adult College, Lancaster. If you’re interested in how we can work with SEND learners in your school or other educational context, visit the education page of our website.

How do I join?

Call 01524 831997 and ask for Bill Roberts, or email

Term Dates 2020:
Mon 13 January – Fri 27 March
Half term | Mon 17 February – Fri 27 March

Mon 20 April – Fri 3 July
May Day | 4 May
Half Term | Mon 25 May – Fri 29 May

Please note that Monday sessions are no longer running

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