How Could Disabled Musicians Find More Unique Opportunities?
Discouraged? Wondering how a disabled musician can partipate in music itself? Don't Despair! This page will help you out.
Like many professions, music is no exception to the unspoken thing that people with disabilities tend to be left out of the crowd.
Is There Anything Musicians With Disabilities Can Do?
Yes, don't give up on it. Keep going with it. The worst thing that you could do is give up on the dream of playing music. I haven't.
Here are some things that you can do:
- Feel free to mess around on an instrument.
- Use your ear to feel around on your instrument. Self-teach yourself to know what sounds work and what sounds don't.
- Play in a school band.
- Form a rag-tag band and find a responsible, music-driven individual to lead your ensemble.
- Go to your local park and play your instrument for the people there. I am sure they would enjoy your talent and it will boost your self esteem.
- Go play and sing music for your local hospice or other organizations housing the elderly. I have done this before and it is so uplifting to make someone else's day.
- Go teach other disabled musicians how to play the instrument or instruments that you are playing. Offer lessons to these people for free or for a price. The goal here is to use your musical gift to help other people feel better about themselves.
How could you get in touch with services that could help your career as a musician with a disability?
There are a number of different organizations that are of help to musicians with disabilities. Many of these organizations assist in helping students find recitals, lessons, and other gigs that will bring the young musician with disabilities to the forefront of active musical pursuit.
Here's a list of organizations that can help disabled musicians
There should be no reason why a musician of any capacity could not be able to participate in the art form.