Read on for a list of our current groups and activities.
Glad Tuesdays is a series of small, structured group music sessions for children age 7-16 who are on the autism spectrum. The sessions take place between 3.30pm and 6:30pm each Tuesday in the Glad Foundation, based in the Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. These classes involve a mixture of structured music making through rhythm, games, and songs, and a chance for each child to develop their creative abilities. We give each child a chance to grow their improvisation and composition skills and learn to play instruments. The progress each child makes in this group is very individual, but when everybody is united in song, improvisation or movement, it is clear to see that each individual respects the others in the group and all are very aware of each other’s place within it
Glad Tuesdays is run in partnership with The The Glad Foundation.
Glad Spectrum Music
Glad Spectrum Music is closely linked to Glad Tuesdays, the difference being it is for children age 7 - 16 to have individual two-to-one music sessions, leading to the potential to join the Glad Tuesday music group. Glad Spectrum Music is funded by Children in Need, and was set up to address the need for music sessions specifically for children with autism who struggle in group situations. Children who are eligible for these sessions may have poor social skills, and lack the motivation to develop communication skills. Sometimes the most solitary children have fantastic musical abilities, but these abilities are frequently hidden. This project aims to change, nurture and develop these hidden abilities. Glad Spectrum Music classes take place between 3:30pm and 6:30pm each Wednesday, again in the Glad Foundation.
Glad Tuesdays and Glad Spectrum Music are both currently running at full capacity, however if you would like your child to be added to our waiting list, please fill in this form and we will be in touch with you to discuss.
Clea Friend. This group has people from ages 16-80 and everyone attends with a support assistant, who also takes part in the group. One of the great joys of this group is that regardless of age or ability, everyone is united by a common musical goal and the sense of togetherness that is apparent when developing or performing a piece of music is a privilege to watch.We currently deliver an adult music group for MUSAC in Livingston. This class is full of singing, dancing, vocalising, drumming, rhythm and wonderful soundscapes. MUSAC is led by community musician
We are currently delivering projects for South Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, Fife Council and City of Glasgow Council. Click here for more information about setting up a HMM project in your school.
We are currently delivering instrumental lessons and communication through music sessions to some wonderful individuals. Please click here for information about individual sessions.