Music School for the Mentally Disabled

2013

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Disability

Project owner: Verein "Die Musik gehört Allen "

Responsible person: Erdős Gáborné

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

People with Down's or Williams syndrome or with autism may not currently attend regular state music schools. Only in the ‘music school for the mentally disabled’ do such individuals, who often cannot read, write or count, receive instruction from specially trained educators on how to play classical music on specially designed instruments using the so-called colour note system. The school's own orchestra, Parafonia, is a visible sign of the success of this work.