PDDCS members meet Evelyn Glennie – NDCS Vice President

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At the end of last year, as part of the NDCS Stolen Futures campaign, young deaf students from Peterborough and Cambridgeshire met Evelyn Glennie and enjoyed a tour of her work space. The students have been nurturing their natural curiosity for music and were representing the importance of saving services such as Music and the Deaf.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, an internationally acclaimed percussionist and a NDCS Vice President, has been profoundly deaf since the age of twelve. She is passionate about musical education and is an advocate for wider participation in music by children and adults of all abilities.

A growing number of young people have been involved with the local Music and the Deaf sessions since it started in Peterborough 18 months ago. New members, of any skill level, are always welcomed.

Children as young as 4 years old have joined, with their parents supervision during all sessions. The MatD sessions take place on a Saturday morning, on a monthly basis, at Jack Hunt School with the support of Cambridge music.

Students are encouraged to develop their musical abilities outside of the MatD sessions. Those young people who can’t commit to the sessions are praised for any extra music lessons they attend to allow their musical interest to grow. We wish all the young people the best of luck with their musical talents.

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