The importance of music in the life journey of a child whose capacity to function changes
Luke and his parents reflect on his earlier life, the impact of losing his sight when he was still at primary school, and the importance of music in the years that have followed. Music took the place of other activities that Luke had enjoyed participating in when he was fully sighted.
The importance of support from parents and at school
Luke’s parents have encouraged his passion for music, and given him opportunities to try out many different instruments, to use the latest technology, to attend concerts, and to make music with friends. His life has been enormously enriched in this way, and Luke’s family’s engagement with his interests has brought them all new experiences, which they have relished. Luke’s school shows flexibility in enabling him to pursue his musical interests to the full, and his friends also benefit from seeing and hearing the instruments he brings in to show them.
Support from The Amber Trust
The Amber Trust has been pleased to support Luke’s music making over a number of years, and will continue to do so through the With Music in Mind scheme.