We are delighted to announce that the brilliant pianist and musical savant Derek Paravicini has been made Soundabout’s first official Patron. 

Derek, who is blind, autistic and has learning disabilities, is one of the most remarkable musical entertainers of his generation. Derek has a repertoire of tens of thousands of pieces – all learnt just by listening. His astonishing improvisations and technique have wowed audiences all over the world.
Derek’s extraordinary musical ability shows how enabling children with learning disabilities to enjoy music making from an early age is critical for learning, communication and creativity.