Progression routes for young disabled musicians in the UK are limited due to lack of access to suitable musical provision, instruments and the ability to play with others.

The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) is the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra promoting musical excellence and working alongside disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11-25.

With five training centres across the country, we run the Bournemouth centre with monthly training sessions and 1-2-1 lessons for NOYO musicians playing a range of acoustic and accessible music technology instruments.


Our NOYO programme in 2023/4 is generously supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust

and The Pointer Family Trust