MfA workshops introduce young people with autism to world-class classical music in an environment designed to make them feel comfortable. For many young people Music for Autism workshops provide a rare opportunity to experience live music, to meet musicians and see instruments being played. Music for Autism (MfA) delivers an innovative programme of 70 workshops per year for special educational needs schools throughout the UK. MfA workshops are held in school halls and other accessible, familiar spaces. Participants are encouraged to respond to the music through spontaneous dance and movement throughout performances.
Since the start of the charity we have played to 130,000 children and their parents,teachers or carers