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Meet YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic

Welcome from YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic.

YAMSEN, the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, is an association dedicated to providing and promoting high quality musical activities and tuition for adults and children with a wide range of additional needs. As its members, we recognise the contribution that music plays in people’s lives, especially in the lives of those with difficulties and disabilities.

We currently offer choirs for those with learning difficulties, deliver music and multisensory projects, and organise CPD workshops for people who work with those with additional needs.  Our members enjoy instrument library borrowing rights, discounted rates to special event days and belonging to a professional body linked to national music organisations including MEC, Music Mark and Making Music.

Policies of YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic

Everyone is welcome in YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic whatever their race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.  We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of those with whom we work, be they children or vulnerable adults, and it is our aim that everyone who takes part with the organisation does so in a safe environment.

History of YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic

YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is a voluntary charity formed in 1979 by a group of teachers who recognised the importance of music, and need for high quality tuition for children with additional needs.  Originally called YHAMSE (the Yorkshire and Humberside Association for Music and Special Education), it set up a meeting at the John Taylor Teacher Centre to discover exactly what the need was, and was inundated by education and care workers desperate for support and advice on music teaching for their students.

Now in its 34th year, YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic regularly organises training and workshops for staff, regional choirs and big annual events for those with additional needs.  Several members have gone on to make careers in music for additional needs, and write books on the subject.

YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, Registered Charity No. 1009204
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