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    "Music has a great power for bringing people together. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges              between people,    it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity."  

                                                                                       Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting System.

Welcome to E.E.T. Music which is an acronym for Enabling Expression Through Music

My name is David Naylor, I have played drumkit for over twenty years and took to learning hand percussion over ten years ago. I have written and produced my own music since 2002. Whilst working as Host for a large London theatre in 2003 I first came into contact with disabled people in a professional situation. This led me to work as an enabler for teenagers with Cerebral Palsy and as a learning support assistant / p.a. for students on the Autistic Spectrum, specifically those diagnosed with Aspergers and A.D.H.D.  Working with Leo, a client who has Cerebral Palsy and is profoundly physically disabled, gave me the inspiration in 2009 to form E.E.T.Music. Around the same time I was fortunate enough to spend an hour in conversation with Prof.  Stephen Hawking who explained how his communication system works and gave me note to pass on to Leo, it read “Don’t let being disabled hold you back, just look at me.”

I realised that although someone may be restricted in movement or speech by a physical disability or cognitive condition, they may still have a desire and ability to create music or express themselves through music.  What they need is a conduit, someone to act as a pair of hands or a voice for them to channel their ideas through.  I knew by combining my experiences gained as a musician / producer and as an enabler / p.a.  That I could be that conduit and so it has proved.  Since starting out with a desire to work with people with physical disabilities I have now realised that there is a place for this work in all areas of society, hence the mission statement above. The bulk of the work is based around drumming and music production as those are the two areas I know most about, yet I am constantly seeking to improve my own skills and learning which means I can pass this knowledge on to my clients…

Whilst music has been a huge part of my whole life I’m  still not sure what exactly it IS!  However I’m also not sure exactly what electricity IS but I, along with most other people on the planet embrace it’s wonderful gifts.  I have found that Music can teach and reveal to us so much about ourselves, parts of us we have either forgotten or were not even aware of in the first place.  It can be a healing process, it can bring support and challenge, it can give us a voice and it can be a friend. Music can help us be part of a group or help us be alone. I would say that one of the key components of any form of music - Rhythm - is life itself.  

I believe that within each and everyone of us there is greatness and there is magnificence. There is a voice inside each one of us that tells us our purpose and yet that voice can be reduced to a whisper and some have yet to even hear it, but it is there. There is a saying "Don't ask what the world needs, ask what it is that makes you come alive and then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.".....that is why I make music and it is why I E.E.T. Music.

MISSION STATEMENT


To create a platform for anyone, regardless of age and whether seen by society as being advantaged or disadvantaged, to reach their full potential by expressing themselves musically.