The Amber Trust

Providing musical opportunities for blind and partially sighted children, and children with more complex needs, via its Music Awards and Music Services.

We are continuing to monitor the current situation very carefully. Please do make sure you follow latest advice for your own health and welfare and follow standard good hygiene practice.

Advice for parents, music teachers and practitioners regarding Amber music awards and services, in the light of the latest government recommendations:

Music lessons/sessions held in the family home

If lessons/sessions need to be postponed then awards will be deferred or transitioned online.

Music lessons/sessions in schools

If the school you are working in is open but not accepting external visitors at this time, lessons and sessions will be postponed and awards deferred or taken online.

Music Makers sessions in schools

If the school you are working in is open but not accepting external visitors at the moment, sessions will be postponed or taken online.

Many of our music teachers and practitioners are continuing to work remotely where possible. However, if you are able to have to face to face lessons/sessions, please do look at this excellent guidance compiled by ISM, Music Mark and Music Teachers Association on how to do so safely www.candomusic.org.

For queries about Music Awards, please contact Elissa Turay on info@ambertrust.org

For queries about Little Amber or AmberPlus, contact Hannah Marsden on little.amber@ambertrust.org or amberplus@ambertrust.org respectively.

Teaching Resources

Amber Sound Touch

A major new online resource for teaching music to a blind child. This superb teaching aid comprises 13 engaging videos complemented with a comprehensive written guide, dealing with important topics such as learning to play by ear, guidelines for appropriate touch in teaching technique, notation, improvising, practice and performance.

Watch the Introduction Webinar with Professor Adam Ockelford

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The Amber Trust welcomes Marcus Wibberley as new CEO

The Amber Trust welcomes Marcus Wibberley as new CEO

Marcus Wibberley joins The Amber Trust as CEO on 14 June 2021. Amber’s Chair of Trustees, Julia Walport, says: ‘I am delighted to welcome Marcus to The Amber Trust, and look forward to working with him as he leads and develops our vision for blind and partially sighted children across the UK to meet their musical needs and aspirations and fulfil their potential.’

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