What's On

MUSAC album coverRead on for a list of our current groups and activities.

Covid-19 update - Hear My Music goes remote.

covid 19

Since the middle of March when all in person sessions stopped, we have been delivering remote music sessions. These sessions have been delivered via Skype and Zoom. The change over involved a quick learning curve for everyone, over a period of a couple of weeks everyone quickly learnt more about making music remotely than we ever thought we’d know! Our participant’s families have been amazing, printing music, supporting practice, the role of ‘roadie' has been replaced by the role of ’technical assistant!' We have now even created our first group composition, written and recorded remotely https://youtu.be/NSW8r6nbrsc. Our remote session guide can be found here.

Glad Spectrum Music

This is one of our core projects and involves individual and group music sessions for children aged 6 – 18 who have autism. Individual sessions are for children who find group work challenging but thrive when given the opportunity to develop their skills. Group sessions offer the opportunity to develop musical and social skills in a safe and encouraging environment. The individual sessions often feed into the group sessions. 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. Hidden musical abilities are often discovered and nurtured within these sessions. The classes currently take place on a Tuesday and a Wednesday between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, in partnership with The Glad Foundation, in the Glad Café in Shawlands, Glasgow.

Glad Spectrum Music is 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.

 

Education system

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MUSAC vocalPlaying ThumbjamAdult Music Groups

We currently run three adult music groups, MUSAC on Mondays from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Livingston, Glad to Hear it! on Mondays from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Glasgow and a group in South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Eastfield from 1:45pm-2:45pm on Fridays. These classes are full of singing, dancing, vocalising, drumming, rhythm, sensory exploration and wonderful soundscapes. Everyone attends with a support assistant who also takes part in the group. One of the great joys of these groups 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.

MUSAC vocalMUSAC - vocalising and being heard

 

Simpsons Theme TuneThe Simpsons theme tune on the chime barsSchool projects

We are currently delivering projects for South Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, Fife Council and City of Glasgow Council. We run a number of projects in schools funded by PEF (Pupil Equity Funds).

 

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We are currently delivering instrumental lessons and communication through music sessions to some wonderful individuals. Please click here for information about individual sessions.

If you are interested in setting up any of these groups or activities, please email our projects co-ordinator Morag: .

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our after school groups, please get in touch with Emily: or
07890 512 284.

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