We’re OmniMusic, music and technology charity based in Stockport.

We’ve been around for a while, actively supporting our community and breaking down the barriers to music-making for disabled individuals and those who support them, so they can discover and showcase their musical voice.

We believe everyone has a human right to take part in cultural life and express themselves creatively.

Our participants are at the heart of everything we do. Our work is person-centred and through our high-quality music making programmes, we empower disabled people to explore and express their musical talents. We’re passionate about supporting the growth of disabled people as musicians, facilitators and advocates. With support from partners, staff, teachers and our practitioners, we encourage quality and excellence in the music that we make together.

To make this happen, we use Assistive Music Technology alongside traditional instruments in our sessions. Assistive Music Technology or AMT is technology which enables people with disabilities to have as much freedom in writing and performing their own music.  We research and develop the technology that is used in our sessions so that everyone can be involved. We focus on our participant’s ability, not disability.

We want music to be a part of everyone’s life, not just in our sessions, so we offer training and resources to those who support disabled individuals so music making doesn’t have to stop when our sessions do.

We don’t have all the answers, which is why we learn together. We listen with respect, openness and empathy to those with lived experiences of disability, so that we can deliver work that is relevant to our participants’ needs and interests.