Adam Ockelford

Adam is Professor of Music at the University of Roehampton in London. With a group of parents and friends, Adam founded The Amber Trust in 1994. He has worked with young people who are blind or partially sighted for over the last 40 years, at Linden Lodge School in Wandsworth and the RNIB, and has researched and written widely on how visual impairment affects children’s developing musicality. Adam’s longest-standing student is Derek Paravicini, with whom he has worked since 1984, when Derek was just five years old. From 1st April 2022, Adam will serve as Chair of Trustees for The Amber Trust.

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