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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Music for ALL runs 6 music courses and has a great party and ceilidh band called Coracle for events related to Music for ALL.

Music for ALL is a social enterprise project.

The courses are focused to be welcoming and accessible to people with learning disabilities and are designed to encourage participation and enjoyment. We play a wide range of music plus developmental activities such as turn taking, literacy (recognising words of songs) and numeracy (beat counting, clapping etc). Musical instruments are supplied and there is no requirement about experience – just a wish to be there and participate in the ways that suit each person. The input of support staff is important in assisting students to participate in their individual ways and to enjoy being part of making music. Music for ALL aims to be a “screen free” environment! We request use of mobiles and chatting is only during tea break.

We run six courses per term (3 terms/year) in the following locations:

Richmond Craigmiller Church Hall - Tuesday & Friday.
The Nelson Hall Community Centre - Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

NB We have some spaces on most days. Please contact Alison for further information.

The programmes for September 2019 – June 2020 are here – please see and click on the link to access the day you require.

For more information please contact Alison Edelsten, Music for ALL Coordinator:

email: or phone 0131 446 6873.
26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Tuesday 10:15am - 11:45am
Friday 10:15am - 11:45am
229 Niddrie Mains Road, Niddrie
EH16 4PA

North East 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Alison Edelsten
Contact Telephone: 0131 446 6873
Contact Email:
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This record was last modified on: 12 August 2019