Date and time
  • Sat 2 March 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 9 March 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 16 March 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 23 March 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 30 March 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 27 April 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 11 May 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sat 18 May 2019 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price FREE
Venue Great Bradfords Junior School, Marlborough Road, Braintree. CM7 9LW

Be part of a new music group for disabled and non-disabled musicians

Essex Music Services runs a wide variety of County Music Groups including its flagship ensemble, the Essex Youth Orchestra. Each group offers further opportunities to enhance music skills, meet and perform with other like-minded musicians.  Let’s Make Music group has just been launched, in partnership with Drake Music, for both disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 10 – 18 years old. Free sessions are available from January 2018.

Who can join?

Here is an opportunity for 10 -18 year old musicians who are disabled and non-disabled to make music! Play traditional and non-traditional instruments, experience tech and different music genres.

Try it out!

Come along to one of the free open sessions to give it a go (see below for dates in January 2019).

Further dates in 2019

If you like the new music group, join it!  All sessions are free to attend and are from 10am – 1pm and take place on:-

March 2, 9, 16,23 and 30. April 27. May 11 and 18. Please come to all of the available dates you can!

This group offers an option to work towards a Duke of Edinburgh & Arts Award qualification

“We are delighted to offer this opportunity to those who play traditional and modern instruments to join our new group. This is the first time we have created a chance for all abilities and all needs to meet and make music on a regular basis. It also offers an option to work towards a Duke of Edinburgh & Arts Award qualification. We hope this will be a great success.” Beverley Lockyer from Essex County Council’s Music Services

What to bring …

For this event you just need to bring snacks/drinks. There will be breaks throughout the session.

Please let us know which instrument/instruments you already play  (if any) and details of your experience including any grades you have completed.


Drake Music is a leader in music, disability and technology and are innovators, educators, curators and advocates. Its aim is to ensure that everyone is able to express themselves creatively through music using new technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all.  Drake music’s vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.

If you would like more information on any of our workshops please contact us on 03330 139362 or for information on joining any ensembles email