Music and the Deaf

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Music and the Deaf is a charity working locally, nationally and internationally, providing musical opportunities for children and adults who live with any degree of hearing loss.

The organisation was founded in 1988 by Dr Paul Whittaker, himself profoundly deaf and an Oxford graduate in music and Associate of the Royal College of Organists and the London College of Music. He received the OBE in 2007 for services to music.

Music and the Deaf works closely with hearing-impaired services across the country and with schools and deaf centres to provide workshops and projects which are tailored to their individual needs. Key major projects are helping to deliver the music national curriculum to deaf young people in schools across the UK and the provision of after-school activities for deaf young people. The Deaf Youth Orchestra was formed in 2006 and deaf young people from across the UK come together for rehearsals and performances.

Music and the Deaf also works closely with other charities concerned with deafness.

Last updated on 25/08/2015

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