YES I CAN!
Registered Charity in England & Wales
Praise and support from Lord David Blunkett . . . .
"I commend your efforts as this is an absolutely crucial element in
developing confidence and expression as well as helping socially".
With kind, generous and enthusiastic support from the
Wave 105 Cash for Kids Charity
on Wednesday 1st September 2021
our YES I CAN! Charity introduced
five new pieces of Music
in its Learn Music by Ear on-line service
and these are available to order from this Website
- free of charge
. . . . . . . . OF COURSE EVERYONE'S LIVES HAVE CHANGED . . . . . . . .
Musical instrument education throughout the world changed dramatically because of COVID-19 and with potential future waves, sadly it will be a long time before proper face-to-face lessons can resume, especially with Brass & Woodwind instruments due to small amounts of saliva-spray when playing; it's the practical side of playing a wind instrument.
To help our Blind and Visually Impaired pupils from children through to adults of any age, we have developed a "Learn Music by Ear" tuition facility utilising Audio Note Descriptions to help and inspire blind and visually impaired people to continue to practise, learn new pieces, perform on-line with Backing Tracks and be musically motivated in these difficult times.
Learn Music by Ear Examples
Slow and Normal Tempo Backing Tracks
Audio Note Description
Backing Tracks: Examples of the Wallace & Gromit theme Slow Backing Track for learning to play with and then the Normal Tempo for performing with at home or with an on-line Band
Audio Note Description: The Wallace & Gromit theme Audio Note Description Slower version example
LOCKDOWN OR NOT - FACT . . . .
Sadly there is very little structured Brass or Woodwind tuition for blind and visually impaired children, young people and adults anywhere in the UK . . . .
. . . . BUT WE'RE CHANGING THAT!
With our new Learn Music by Ear Audio Note Descriptions and Backing Tracks we are passionately dedicated to providing new pieces of Brass, Woodwind & Stringed Instrument Music for visually impaired Children, Young People and Adults to learn; 31 different Instruments by way of the Saxophone family, the Clarinet family, Flutes, Trumpets, Cornet, Horns, Trombones, Baritone, Euphonium, Tubas, Violin, Viola, 'cello & Double Bass without barriers to learning or performance, enabling and inspiring a fully-inclusive musical world for all.
ONE OF OUR LESSON TASTER DAYS
To inspire potential young musicians in 2019 we ran Taster Lesson Days and here is one at Blatchington Court's Late Summer BBQ at Hove Cricket Ground in September. Music is fun and being blind or visually impaired is no barrier to learning an instrument.
YES I CAN!
"YES I CAN!" is a Charity registered in England & Wales (number 1182001) and educationally led by one of its Trustees, Chris Waters, shown here.
In November 2009, Chris won the Classic fM UK Peripatetic Music Teacher of the Year award which was presented to him at The Royal Albert Hall.
8 TO ANY AGE -
THERE'S NO UPPER AGE LIMIT!
A pre-Lockdown photo . . . .
. . . sighted or not . . . .
MUSIC IS FUN!!
This video is about Chris Waters, the Lead Educationalist and one of the Trustees at the YES I CAN! Charity. With a mix of sighted and blind and visually impaired pupils, this video shows the high quality inspirational lessons which won Chris the Classic fM Award and are commented on by his pupils and their parents and grandparents!
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
Blatchington Court Trust: We're very proud to be Partnered with the Blatchington Court Trust in Hove, East Sussex. You can see the great enthusiasm for learning on our 2019 EVENTS page.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids: Because of Covid, sadly there are of course no 2020/1 Events, which is why we've developed our LEARN MUSIC BY EAR free Online Service to help and inspire blind and visually impaired children and young adults to learn new pieces of music, being very kindly sponsored and enthusiastically supported by the WAVE-105 CASH FOR KIDS Charity
Here's the Link . . . . ORDER YOUR FREE LEARN MUSIC BY EAR HERE
One of our lovely pre-Lockdown Bands . . . .Totally inclusive and without barriers. Sighted or not, we can ALL make music together! We are committed to giving our pupils the absolute best start with our Learn Music by Ear service. Music will be a skill which will stay with them for life and can be used just for social fun through to it being a profession.
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