Adaptive musical instruments are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of disabled musicians, and make both learning and playing a musical instrument accessible to all.
Innovative design and the advancement of technology has understandably been welcomed in the field of adaptive musical instruments. Examples include creating assistive equipment with 3D printing, and manufacturing instruments using lightweight materials. These unique instruments are often game changing both in design, and in giving or restoring a person’s ability to play music - along with all the joy that comes from being musically expressive.
Our partnership with the (BSO), specifically - the disabled-led ensemble at the core of the BSO, has allowed us to see first-hand how adaptive instruments and assistive technology can be used by musicians to create wonderful and inspiring music.