Music For ALL

Music for ALL is especially focused to welcome and be accessible to people with learning disabilities. The courses are designed to encourage participation and enjoyment and include a range of music plus developmental activities such as turn taking, literacy (recognising words of songs) and numeracy (beat counting, clapping etc).  Musical instruments are supplied and there is no requirements about experience – just a wish to be there and participate in the ways that suit each person.

The input of support staff is essential in assisting students to participate in their individual ways and to enjoy being part of making music. Music for ALL aims to be a “screen free” environment!  We request use of mobiles and chatting is only during tea break.

We run six courses per term (3 terms/year) in the following locations:


  • The Nelson Hall Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday (use this venue is currently under negotiation but we very much hope to continue here)
  • Richmond Craigmiller Church Hall on Tuesday and Friday,
  • Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre on Thursdays

Midlothian: The Pitcairn Centre, Bonnyrigg on Mondays


Dates and information:

The programmes for September 2017- June 2018 are now available via the links below. Please note that the Monday and Wednesday venue is not yet confirmed but we will definitely continue the courses either at the current venue or elsewhere. Please read the programme for booking info. We will update via website and emails.

Re-booking for current students will be during the last week of June for the Edinburgh courses, which is also the last week of the term. Booking info is on the programmes The Bonnyrigg course re-booking will be on Monday 10th July.

For a course programme for September 2017-June 2015 please click on links below:

Music for ALL Mondays 2017-18 interim info

Music for ALL Tuesdays Sept 2017-June 2018

Music for ALL Wednesdays 2017-18 Interim info

Music for ALL Thursdays Sept 2017-June 2018

Music for ALL Fridays Sept 2017-June 2018

Music for ALL Bonnyrigg Sept 2017-June 2018


For more information  please contact Alison EdelstenProjects Coordinator:

email:  or phone 0131 446 6873.