Special needs

We run workshops for groups of people with a disability. Suitable for post-school, recreation and respite-care programs, each service books a regular weekly one hour time-slot for a 10-week session during the NSW high school terms.

Participants use a variety of electronic and acoustic musical instruments to create live musical jams and sing-alongs. They explore popular songs and music styles from jazz and classical, to rock and dance.

Electronic instruments used include keyboards and drum pads, “Jelly-bean” buttons and switches, touch sensitive devices including iPads, and the Special Access Kit “banana” keyboard – an ergonomically designed MIDI-interface designed to suit a wide range of physical abilities.

Traditional instruments include a wide range of hand-percussion, and stringed instruments such as electric guitar and a digital drum kit.

These workshops cost $50 per week per group. The maximum number per group is 10 people plus carers.

For more information or to book a workshop, phone +61 (02) 9217 0222 or email learn@maas.museum.