Otakar Kraus Music Trust

OKMT

A key to a better quality of life through the power of music

What We Do

We provide music therapy and music projects for children, young people and adults with physical, learning, neurological or psychological difficulties

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Big News!

OKMT is delighted to have been chosen as one of the Charities of the Mayor of Richmond-upon-Thames for 2019-2020. Lots of events are planned so watch this space!

LATEST NEWS

Closed Until Further Notice

The Otakar Kraus Music Trust is now closed until further notice because of the Coronovirus epidemic.

As we work with many vulnerable people, we do not want to risk their health by continuing to operate.

We recognise this is a very difficult time for everyone, in particular our vulnerable clients, and we are looking at ways in which we can run some of our therapy services or music teaching online.

We have all seen how music is bringing support and comfort to many people who are affected by this situation.

Once we have more information, we will keep you posted on our website, social media and by email. Staff are still working from home and can be contacted by email as usual.

We wish health and safety to all our users, friends and supporters and look forward to working with you again when we are able to re-open

What We Do

OKMT provides music therapy and projects for people of all ages with physical, learning, neurological or psychological difficulties in the Borough of Richmond and surrounding areas, in order to improve their well-being and quality of life. As well as individual music therapy sessions, we run several community groups – OK Music Club for children with disabilities at local charity, Skylarks; OK Music School, teaching children and young people with additional needs to play instruments and perform in public; Choirs for children and young people of all abilities; Groups for adults with mental health problems, and OK Music Harmony groups for elderly people.

INTRODUCING OKMT

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The Power of Music

Music touches our emotions deeply and music therapy can enable those who find it hard to communicate through traditional methods to express themselves. It has a remarkable ability to enhance communication, social interaction and emotional well-being for a wide range of people. We are dedicated to making a difference to some of society’s most vulnerable people, from children with additional needs to elderly people with dementia, by helping them to communicate, gain confidence, make friends, and take part with pride in community activities.

“It has been a really profound experience to express my feelings through music”

290+

clients

3000+

individual and group sessions provided

60

Children and Young people with disabilities learning to play an instrument

7

therapists

Our Latest News

OKMT launches Neurological Music Therapy group at INS

We are delighted to be able to launch a new project in partnership with Twickenham charity, Integrated Neurological [...]

Richmond wins 2nd Prize in London New Year’s Day Parade

Richmond Borough won 2nd prize in the Boroughs’ Competition in the London New Year’s Day Parade showing the [...]

OK Music School Christmas Concert

The OK Music School and OK Youth Choirs concert on Saturday 7th December was a huge success with [...]

Our Vision

We aim to provide affordable music therapy to improve well-being and quality of life through creative and participatory music making.

Become a Volunteer

Would you like to give the gift of volunteering to those in need and put a smile on someone’s face? We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to help our cause.

Raise a Hand

Ideas of helping to raise funds? There are so many ways that you can get involved with OKMT and we are so grateful to every single person who shows their support for the work we do.