Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (Music Centre)

Hidden Talents

Creative music-making sessions for adults and youngsters with severe learning disabilities. The weekly sessions are the only opportunity most of the participants from North West Wales have of participating in an artistic activity.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1084271)




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



Participation on a regular basis in musical activities is very important to people with severe learning disabilities : to allow self-expression; to develop self confidence, self-esteem and social skills; to provide a natural and enjoyable way of communicating with others.There is no other organisation in the area that provides this important experience for the most vulnerable and dependent members of our community. Details Two groups meet for an hour each every week (term time) under the direction of a leading musician to enjoy creative music sessions, and improve musical and communication skills. These sessions are immensely important to the 30 disabled people who attend, and are greatly appreciated by the families and carers of all members. The group "Hidden Talents" performs regularly in community locations. Music tuition and transport has to be organised and paid for. Without transport the members of the group would not be able to attend. The aim is to offer an opportunity for volunteers and students from the Music Centre to join in the group and gain invaluable experience of working alongside people who have learning disabilities in a happy and relaxed environment.