Otakar Kraus Music Trust

OKMT receives no Government funding and relies on fundraising to allow it to continue to provide its services. We serve every part of the local community – children, young people and adults with disabilities, people with mental health problems, people with neurological difficulties and elderly people with dementia. You can help us change lives by making a donation to enable more people to benefit from the power of music therapy. Every donation, large or small, will be used to help excluded people to communicate, gain confidence and interact with others.

Become a Friend of OKMT

Our ‘Friends of OKMT’ scheme gives you the chance to become part of the OKMT family, making a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable and isolated children and adults in our community.

Regular donations are the best way to help us reach people whose lives have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and who are experiencing disruption, loneliness or mental health challenges. Music brings positivity, a chance to share and bond and a vital outlet to express one’s feelings.

In difficult times, we need your support more than ever to continue using the power of music to change lives.

You can join ‘Friends of OKMT’ by

  1. Setting up a Direct Debit of a suggested £10 per month or
  2. Making an annual donation of a suggested £100.

A direct debit of £10 a month will help pay for a child with a disability to attend OK Music School and give them the confidence to play an instrument and perform in public.

A direct debit of £20 a month will help us provide music therapy sessions for a child who has faced trauma to help reduce their anxiety

£100 annual donation will provide an online group music therapy session for elderly people allowing them to bond with other and share memories.

  • In return you will receive a biannual newsletter showing how your money has been spent
  • You will receive invitations to OKMT concerts and special events when these are possible again
  • With your consent, we will list your name to thank you on our website.
  • You will receive a Friends of OKMT keyring!

Most importantly you will be helping hundreds of children and adults who are often excluded  to gain confidence, express themselves, feel joy and lead more fulfulling lives as part of our local community.

Thank you!!


Make A Difference

K has a genetic condition called Williams Syndrome which causes global developmental delay. When she was born, she didn’t have a voice – her parents had to constantly look to see if she was crying. After numerous surgeries she began to get a husky voice. She came to OKMT at 3 years old where she was helped to speak by using the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

K joined OK Music School aged 5 where she gained the confidence to perform – she is now unstoppably enthusiastic. She loves performing in our concerts, has sung on the BBC and for the Mayor of LBRuT, and recently passed her Grade 1 Singing exam!

Please support more children like K to find their voice and reach their potential by joining our Friends of OKMT scheme. Thank you!

Friends of OKMT

  • Lord and Lady Lee of Trafford – Ambassadors for Friends of OKMT
  • Cheryl Valland
  • Ronald Miao
  • James Halstead
  • Paul Jarman
  • Dr Margaret Lobo
  • Councillor Nancy Baldwin
  • Kathryn Howells
  • Grenville Corke
  • Valerie Roy
  • Eva Peters
  • Sir John Tomlinson
  • John Grosse
  • Remo Grasso
  • Jill Clark
  • Hilary Emmett




individual and group sessions provided


Children and Young people with disabilities learning to play an instrument