Music For ALL

Music for ALL runs 6 music courses and has a great party and ceilidh band for  events such as ceilidhs and parties related to Music for ALL. The courses are focused to be welcome and accessible to people with learning disabilities and are designed to encourage participation and enjoyment. There is a wide 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 important 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 and Thursdays.
  • Richmond Craigmiller Church Hall on Tuesday and Friday,

Midlothian: The Pitcairn Centre, Bonnyrigg on Mondays

NEWS: Music for All has set up a party band for ceilidhs, birthday parties etc for bookings connected to Music for ALL.  Contact details are the same as for Music for ALL – see below

Dates and information: The current term started on Monday 10th September and the half term break is the week starting 15th October plus Monday 22nd for the Nelson Hall group.

Available Spaces: There are a few spaces available on Thursday so please be in touch if you are interested.

The programmes for September 2018 – June 2019 are here – please click on the link below to access the day you require.

Music for ALL Monday course 2018-19

Music for ALL Tuesdays 2018-19

Music for ALL Wednesday 2018-19

Music for ALL Thursday course 2018-19

Music for ALL Friday course 2018-19

Music for ALL Bonnyrigg course 2018-19


For more information  please contact Alison EdelstenMusic for ALL Coordinator:

email:  or phone 0131 446 6873.