Blackpool Music School has been awarded funding to help people with breathing difficulties i.e. asthma.

We are looking for 4 adults and 4 younger persons, to take part in trials that BMS will be running. We are hoping to prove that with regular use of a wind instrument, this can assist with controlled breathing.

If you think you could benefit from this programme, and you are a diagnosed asthmatic, we would like to hear from you.  We will show you how to control your breathing, which may help reduce your asthma attacks in the future.

You will be loaned an electronic sax, whilst participating in the trials, along with a tablet, to use alongside the instrument. The course is ‘free’ but there is a small charge for the loan of the instruments of £24.00 per calendar month form insurance cover.

This is a 12-month programme, and we are hoping that the monitoring information will be recorded by a research team or doctor. This will then be passed onto the NHS. Results should show that music can help with medical conditions such as asthma etc.

For more information, please call John Shaw, chairman on 07887 873309 or email: [email protected], places are limited, so please contact us, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Programme due to start at the end of May 2021.

We look forward to hearing for you!