• “I hope that the example of Southend will encourage duplication of the model across the country.”

    Prime Minister, David Cameron

  • “Truly Inspirational”

    Derek Lewis, Chair of Royal Mencap

  • “The most joyous time we have ever had”

    “Excellent and superb.  The best thing we have ever had”

    Resident staff comments, Bangalore, India

  • “Honoured and proud Andrew is a part of music school. They have changed his life forever and it gives me so pleasure to see his progression. Our grateful thanks to David and all at the Music Man Project”

    Carol Blackwell (Parent)

  • “(David) had,without doubt, through his skill, patience and ability created something outstandingly beautiful, the learning disabled actually learning not only music and drama skills but through the interactions with David, life skills as well. He has vision and great skill in his teachings.”

    Tony Belford, Mayor of Castle Point

  • “It helps me to find my rhythm and helps me to use hand eye coordination and to socialise with others”


  • “The Service Users at Cedar Lodge have attended the MENCAP Music School, under the tutelage of David Stanley, for over 5 years, and it is his friendly, professional and supportive manner towards our client group that is something very unique, but natural at the same time. He is able to get a performance from our clients that I have failed to see from other tutors.”

    Bronwyn Oldham, Cedar Lodge Care Home


  • “We couldn’t believe how much they have opened up.  They have spent their whole life being told to sshhh!”

    Resident tutor, Bangalore, India

  • “To sum David up… he is an inspiration! The best role model and teacher I could ever ask for Claire.  David is obviously a talented musician and performer is able to channel his own musical prowess, knowledge and ability to shine and warm others.”

    Sue Alderton (Parent)

      • Winner of the 2016 Kids Count Inspiration Best Creative Contribution Award