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Guide to Adaptive Musical Instruments

Take it away are really pleased to share the first edition of the Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments!

Published by Creative United, distributed by the Musicians' Union and Normans Musical Instruments and supported by the Take it away Consortium - Drake Music, The OHMI Trust, Open Up Music, Music For Youth, Youth Music.

  • The 37-page, accessible document aims to raise awareness of the extraordinary range of adaptive instruments that are currently available.
  • The brand new guide has been developed to directly address research findings by Creative United and partners revealing that only 54% of music educators and less than 25% of parents with disabled children know ‘how and where to source an adapted musical instrument’.
  • Compiled over the last 12 months, the guide includes details of more than 80 products, from batons and bows to one-handed clarinets and saxophones, that have been specifically designed to make learning and playing musical instruments of all kinds as accessible as possible.  

Find out more and read the guide here:



We hope this really positive story could be of interest to your network and any help with sharing the guide is much appreciated :)

This is a working document. The guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list as new products and prototypes are constantly being developed and launched. We'd absolutely love to hear your thoughts, personal experiences and suggestions of instruments to include in the next edition!

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