Passion for Music



Participatory creative music sessions for people with disabilities/additional support needs working in partnership with your organisation.


We run weekly workshops in our fully-equipped own studios in Newry and Belfast for both individuals and groups.


With your support we can continue to provide much needed opportunities for people with disabilities to make music.


The Drake Music Project, Northern Ireland exists to afford physically disabled adults and children, and those with learning difficulties the opportunity to independently compose and perform their own music using technology.

Workshops in composition and performance skills are delivered using a combination of a range of computer interfacing technology and musical instruments regardless of ability – Students only need to want to be involved!

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What instrument would you like to play?

AudioCubes are smart wireless light-emitting objects, capable of sensing each other’s location and orientation, as well as distance to each other and objects nearby (e.g. your hands). Each AudioCube has 4 onboard high speed and low latency infrared sensing and communication ports, capable of communicating with our AudioCubes nearby, as well as sensing your fingers and hands. AudioCubes are used by artists around the world for sound design, composition, live performance, music education, interactive installations, music therapy, and many other projects.

The Beamz is a gestural controller, this instrument will add full control for the musician with disabilities, while adding visual interest for the audience. Using new visual interfaces such as this will give full credit to the musician with disabilities for the generation and control of the music.

Soundbeam is a ‘touch free’ device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound. In performance, education and therapy, this unique creative and expressive medium is widely recognised as ‘must-have’ technology.

The Launchpad is a MIDI controller which consists of an 8 x 8 grid of rubber pads which have LED lights behind them. This controller has become ubiquitous with the evolution of electronic music, letting you launch clips, play drum racks and control your mixer, all while creating LED lightshows.

The TR-8 is a performance rhythm machine that melds the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 with features and functions for the modern age. It allows you to perform sequenced drum rhythms in real time and have control over input of notes, volume and effects.

Ableton Push is more than just a music controller. Push is the music making instrument that perfectly integrates with Ableton Live 9. Make a song from scratch with hands on control of melody, beats and structure. A tactile device that allows mouse and keyboard free manipulation of sound in Ableton music software on you computer.

This Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart. It is designed explicitly for speical education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, queezable object that simply plugs striaght into your computer or laptop’s USB port and by simply touching pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments intuitively.

Our studios are located in both Belfast and Newry and the team delivers workshops all over Northern Ireland, not only teaching the students but also designing and adapting interfaces depending on each individuals requirements ensuring maximum accessibility for all.

Contact us to find out more about mobile studios.

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Tel: 0300 1233148