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 270 people with additional needs through online music sessions, and over 300 in total.

Our OK Music School lessons have now mainly returned to face-to-face for children and young people with disabilities helping them flourish. Music Club is returning in small groups at Skylarks Charity for small groups of young children with additional needs and their siblings. Our inclusive OK Youth Choir remains online for now, bringing a shared positive activity. Our online music therapy groups for elderly clients of Homelink Respite Centre, for people with neuroligical conditions with Integrated Neurological Services, and for clients of Richmond Borough Mind continue to provide a vital lifeline for the mental well-being of people particularly affected by the Covid-19 restrictions.

Please help us raise funds in our 30th Anniversary Appeal. Our work is needed more than ever to help chilren with disabilities, adults with learning disabilities or mental health problems and elderly people. Every donation, large or small, will be used to help excluded people to communicate, gain confidence and share bonds with others. 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