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About Us

Music and the Deaf is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to providing access, education and opportunities in music for deaf children, young people and adults.

The charity has built an international reputation for pushing the boundaries of what deaf people can aspire to and achieve in music, and is now led by CEO Danny Lane, himself a profoundly deaf musician and pianist.

Hearing loss shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying and making music. It is proven that participation in music can play a crucial role in a person’s development: it promotes inclusivity, teaches young people how to work together, builds confidence, develops communications skills, and provides a vital outlet for self-expression.


Through workshops in schools and the community, teacher training, talks and performances, Music and the Deaf has engaged thousands of deaf and hearing children and adults. Our ground breaking projects such as the Deaf Youth Orchestra project, Frequalise and The FORTE Ensemble, raise awareness of the issues and difficulties surrounding deafness, and combat the sense of isolation that many deaf people can face, encouraging and supporting them in their musical learning.

Music and the Deaf is called upon as experts by educational organisations, charities, companies and initiatives all over the world. We believe that being able to participate in music making greatly assists in a person’s social, emotional, and intellectual development, regardless of their level of hearing, and we will continue to strive to enrich lives through music.

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