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On The Beat

Due to COVID-19 these sessions aren’t currently running, but please ask about our bespoke service visiting SEND settings, either virtually or socially distanced. Email or call o1524 831997.

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

Please note that Monday sessions are no longer running.

Safety Measures

After holding our regular music sessions online since March, we’re excited to welcome you back into our building the week commencing 28 September 2020 to safely reconvene sessions in person.

We’re excited to welcome you back to the sessions you know and love – but with new precautions to ensure you can enjoy them comfortably and in confidence.

Click to view guidance for participants.

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