Welcome to Musical Keys, an established registered charity based
in Norwich and operating across Norfolk. It was founded in 1990 by
the parents of disabled children who realized that their children
responded to music irrespective of their level of disability.
Children with a full range of special needs and disabilities are
able to gain new skills and further their development through the
use of music in a stimulating, fun environment.
Parents/carers attend with their child and any siblings, they
fully participate in the activities using a wide range of materials
including percussion instruments, visual aids eg puppets and
textured fabrics. Large physio balls, parachutes and Lycra. We use
many actions and props often within a theme, such as Autumn, the
countryside, seaside, travel, ourselves and food etc. There are
opportunities for counting, shape or colour matching, language
development, including maths language e.g. up, down, backwards,
forwards, smaller, bigger etc. Our songs help to develop speech and
a sense of rhyme and rhythms that are an integral part of our
Sign language is used during group activities as a learning aid
for children who find communication difficult.
Parents learn new songs, signing and techniques which they can
use to build on the work learnt in group activities to continue with
their child in the comfort of their own home.
Family members are able to socialize and build support
Referral to Musical Keys can be via health workers, GPs or schools;
or get in touch by telephoning Sallie on