Otakar Kraus Music Trust

“If we had known the difference music could make on her comprehension, concentration, speech, language and behaviour, we would have started the very day she was diagnosed. Thank you OKMT for this amazing opportunity!”

2021 is the 30th Anniversary of the founding of OKMT and the past year has been one of the most challenging any of us have faced. During that time OKMT adapted much of its work to be online and continued to serve every part of the local community supporting over 280 people with additional needs through online music sessions, and over 340 in total.

But the need remains great. Children and adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions are often isolated and face challenges to communicate and interact with others and to access positive community activities, which are not adapted to their needs. For many these challenges have worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Demand remains high for our OK Music School and OK Music Club for children with disabilities, and there is a huge need for support for adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems,  neurological conditions and for the elderly with dementia. We aim to use music therapy to give these groups the opportunity to express themselves, feel socially connected and to improve their mental well-being.

Please help us to reach more people in need by donating to our 30th Anniversary Fund. Every donation, large or small, will be used to help excluded people to flourish through music. Thank you very much!


Become a  ‘Friend of OKMT’  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!





individual and group sessions provided


Children and Young people with disabilities learning to play an instrument