Introducing AmberPlus

AmberPlus is an innovative service offered by The Amber Trust. It aims to enable blind or partially sighted children to engage with music by providing families and professionals with resources and ideas for music-making.

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AmberPlus Website & Free Resources

We have created 300 fun and educational activities to help you engage with your child through music. They include 48 activity cards, plus hundreds of professionally produced songs.

These superb FREE resources can be viewed online or downloaded and are open to families and professionals worldwide.

Visit the AmberPlus Website

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AmberPlus Awards

AmberPlus offers a Music Awards scheme available to families in the UK who have a child aged 5 – 18 who is vision impaired with additional complex needs. Families involved in the scheme will receive a set of our Tuning In activity cards, a set of percussion instruments, and 8 hours of home visits from a specially trained Amber music practitioner (to be organised flexibly between the family and the practitioner).  

To apply for an AmberPlus Music Award, please use the online registration form on the AmberPlus site. 

AmberPlus Music Awards are for children aged 5 – 18 who have additional complex needs. For babies and young children aged 0-5, please refer to our specialist service, Little Amber. For children who want to learn an instrument, please refer to our Music Awards. 

Download our leaflet PDF Document

Tuning In activity cards and songbook

In addition to the website, we have printed 48 colourful Tuning In activity cards. They include 300 ideas for everyday musical games and activities that parents or carers of a visually impaired child with complex needs can do. Accompanying the cards is the Tuning In Music Book. These resources are FREE to families who have a blind or partially sighted child. Please email for more details.

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Generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation