Welcome from YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic.
YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic, the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, is dedicated to providing and promoting high quality musical activities and tuition for adults and children with a wide range of additional needs. As its members, we recognise the contribution that music plays in people’s lives, especially in the lives of those with difficulties and disabilities.
currently offer choirs for those with learning difficulties, deliver
music and multisensory projects, and organise CPD workshops for people
who work with those with additional needs. Our members enjoy instrument library borrowing rights, discounted rates to special event days and
belonging to a professional body linked to regional music hubs and
national music organisations including Music Mark, MEC and Making Music.
Policies of YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic
celebrates and values diversity and will treat everyone involved in the
organisation with respect and dignity. We aim to provide equal
opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin,
gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. We are committed
to safeguarding the welfare of those with whom we work, be they
children or vulnerable adults, and we will take all reasonable
steps to ensure that everyone who takes part with the organisation does
so in a safe environment.
History of YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic
was a voluntary charity formed in 1979 by a group of people who
recognised a need for more music in special schools. Originally
called YHAMSE (the Yorkshire and Humberside Association for
Music and Special Education), the early associaltion organised training
workshops for staff and one-off big events for those with special needs.
New events were added over the years in response to requests from members, including the Lord Mayor's Annual Town Hall Christmas Carol Concert, and Big Music Days at Breton Hall, which then became an annual summer music day in various venues, including the EST Donkey Centre and then West Park.
We later began to include events for adults--annual Ceilidhs and music days became fortnightly workshops.
All of these ideas have been expanded to leave us with a full annual programme of big music days and also a weekly calendar of activities.
|YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, Registered Charity No. 1009204|