Founded by the UK’s Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture and Churchill Fellow, David Stanley BEM, The Music Man Project is a multi-award-winning, world record-breaking international music education charity for people with learning disabilities. It provides accessible music tuition leading to inspirational performances, gives grants for accessible arts education, promotes equal access to performance, carries out research and raises awareness of the achievements of disadvantaged people in the arts.
The Music Man Project students have performed critically acclaimed original productions at the West End’s London Palladium and the iconic Royal Albert Hall. They’ve entertained members of the Royal Family, opened a national TV advert, appeared on the BBC, ITV and Sky TV and recorded with The Band of the Royal Marines. They hold the world record for the largest triangle ensemble and recently received a standing ovation from The King.
The charity oversees a network of regional teaching hubs in counties across England and in every nation of the UK. It has also reached communities thousands of miles away in South Africa, India, Nepal, USA and the Philippines. Regional Music Man Projects are officially licenced for free, enabling them to access exclusive music, teaching resources and performance opportunities specifically created for musicians with learning disabilities.
The Music Man Project is proud to work in partnership with global marketing company, TEAM LEWIS, His Majesty’s Bands of the Royal Marines and the Salvation Army.
Singer Micheal Ball presented David Stanley with an Award at the "Big Night of Musicals" on BBC1
The King gave our performers a standing ovation along with 15,000 people at the Royal Albert Hall
The Music Man Project's tour of San Diego, California with HM Band of The Royal Marines, courtesy of TEAM LEWIS
The Music Man Project's second studio album, available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon
Our Christmas charity single with HM Band of the Royal Marines reached the top 10 of the iTunes download chart
Watch performances and interviews featuring our students on the BBC, ITV, Sky News and other TV channels
The UK Ambassadors perform at 4 London Railway Stations to promote their Christmas single
David Stanley's Video Presentation to the United Nations, New York
Joseph's Lee Mead joins MMP Ambassador Wendy on stage at a Memorial Concert for Sir David Amess MP
A standing ovation and 4 yes votes from the celebrity judges!
"Like Drinking A Glass of Happiness" (Simon Cowell)
Produced by the TEAM LEWIS Foundation, the documentary pays tribute to our late president, Sir David Amess.
The Music Man Project on the BBC 'Morning Live' TV show
The Music Man Project's response to the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Three Music Man Project Ambassadors opened the National Lottery TV Advert "3 is the Magic Number"
On 15th October 2017 at the London Palladium, we smashed the world record for the largest triangle ensemble!
David Stanley talks about how the magic of music changes the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Watch The Music Man Project YouTube Channel for documentaries, concert footage, TV appearances, slideshows, lockdown videos and entertaining content from across our Music Man Project regions.
Stream The Music Man Project studio albums and playlists and access our backing tracks and rehearsal tracks on The Music Man Project SoundCloud.
View The Music Man Project Flickr Album for a complete photo archive of all our national and international events and achievements, plus photos from across our regions.
Listen to The Music Man Project Podcast for news, music and interviews, celebrating the achievements of people with learning disabilities from around the world.
Sheet Music and Lyrics
Download The Music Man Project Songbook, lyrics and guides to support teaching and learning at home and regional projects. Contact us for password access.
The Music Man Blog
David Stanley's blog about his global campaign for accessible music education and performance.
Follow The Music Man Project UK Facebook Page for all the latest news, photos and videos from our national charity and Regional Music Man Projects.
Follow us on Twitter for our national and insternational news and developments, major events, partnerships and media appearances.
Follow us on Instagram for the latest stories, supported by our global marketing partner, TEAM LEWIS.
David Stanley’s global campaign for accessible music education and inspirational performance opportunities for all
In front of 12,000 people at the AO Arena, Manchester during the National Lottery’s "Big Night of Musicals" on BBC1
Before the final chord has been played, a wave of emotion sweeps the Hall. Led by The King, the audience of 5000 rise to their feet.
I often pondered the big question: Could we take Music Man Project students on these global adventures?
Our remarkable musicians made the biggest impact I’ve seen in over 20 years of teaching in this industry.
I was recently invited to deliver a Keynote Address at the Westminster Education Forum policy conference.
In my first year in the role I promoted grass roots opportunities for disabled people as creative artists and consumers.
Last year I was invited to join a panel of advisors to help the Government produce their new National Plan for Music Education.
My video for the UN's Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York.