|Venue||Meanwood Community Centre in Leeds|
YAMSEN 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. Their members enjoy discounted rates to special event days and belonging to a professional body linked to regional music hubs and national music organisations including Music Mark, MEC and Making Music.
YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic was a voluntary charity formed in 1979 by a group of people who recognised a need for more music in special schools. Originally called YHAMSE (the Yorkshire and Humberside Association for Music and Special Education), the early association organised training and workshops for staff and one-off big events for those with special needs.
New events were added over the years in response to requests from members, including the Lord Mayor’s Annual Town Hall Christmas Carol Concert, and Big Music Days at Breton Hall, which then became an annual summer music day in various venues, including the EST Donkey Centre and then West Park.
They later began to include events for adults–annual Ceilidhs and music days became fortnightly workshops.
All of these ideas have been expanded to create a full annual programme of big music days and also a weekly calendar of activities.
If you are interested in joining please click Here to access their website and further information.