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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.

We 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

YAMSEN 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

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 and 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.

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YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, Registered Charity No. 1009204
Our Sponsors Include: leeds music education partnership logoheritage lottery fund logo  LCC logoleeds child friendly city logo  arts council logoaspire logo