Otakar Kraus Music Trust

“Thank you for all you do, OKMT, it is making such a difference to my daughter” 

OKMT is supporting over 150 children and adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are providing online OK Music School lessons to 36 children and young people with disabilities helping them  flourish. Our OK Youth Choir is meeting online every Saturday and our Music Director, Edison Carolino, is recording weekly videos of Music Club for children at Skylarks to enjoy exploring sound and movement.

Our group for adults with neurological difficulties is running online and we are providing group music therapy for 16 elderly clients of Homelink. We will soon be starting online group sessions for 8 people with mental health issues in partnership with Richmond Mind.

Please help us to carry on our efforts and make a difference to even more disabled or isolated people of all ages who are affected by Covid-19, by making a donation today.

Thank you very much!

Friends of OKMT

You can join our ‘Friends of OKMT’  scheme by making a regular donation, which helps us to plan ahead and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable and isolated children and adults in our community. To join:

  1. Set up a Direct Debit of a suggested £10 per month or
  2. Make an annual donation of a suggested £100.
  • We will keep you up-to-date with how your money has been spent
  • You will receive invitations to OKMT concerts and special events
  • With your consent, we will list your name to thank you on our website.
  • You will receive a Friends of OKMT keyring!

Thank you!


Make A Difference

G is 10 and has weak muscle control and is a wheelchair user. She has been learning piano with OK Music School for nearly 3 years. G’s fine motor skills and her core and arm strength are improved by encouraging her to play the notes with each finger in turn and reaching to the highest and lowest ranges of the piano. She has performed at several concerts. Now due to Covid-19, lessons take place online. As well as playing, the therapist incorporates music theory into the lessons using a fun approach including musical mazes and puzzles, which G seems to really enjoy. Her mother said

“G loves her lessons with Sophie and gets so much pleasure from the experience. She is fully immersed in the music and it takes her outside of her immediate life, expanding her horizons and possibilities for achievement.”




individual and group sessions provided


Children and Young people with disabilities learning to play an instrument