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Our mission

Creative expression for everyone.

We work with day centres, schools and community groups to bring accessible opportunities for creative expression in a fun, supportive and engaging way.


We strive to work with everyone who takes part in our sessions as a unique individual; to empower people to become active creators of art, music, dance or code to their fullest ability.

Our Coronavirus Response

See how we’ve been supporting our clients during this difficult time

Virtual creative sessions


Since March 2020 we’ve been delivering all our sessions virtually 

We’ve helped centres to provide a varied and inspiring programme of music, drama and movement directly to service users homes and to those returning to base.

Mental health and wellbeing


Creating a sense of connection and shared experience has been our proudest achievement

We’ve been working hard understand how to connect and engage via video and social media platforms over the last 10 months and we’ve learnt a huge amount!

Supporting families


Our Whatsapp groups are where we share and connect

Parents and carers have been sharing text, photos and videos of people taking part in our Whatsapp groups. These have become special places where our artists and the families of those taking part have supported each other and bonded through our shared experiences.

Supporting Centres 


Beaming in our positive energy!

We’ve helped centres to provide engaging and skill-building activities remotely to service users who are unable or unwilling to return to base given the current situation.


What parents and carers are saying about our service

What We Do

Learn more about our existing programs below

Meaningful Music – Active and expressive music sessions using music & assistive music technology
Story Explorers – Drama and theatre workshops developing communication and self expression
Movers and shakers – Expressive and musical movement for every ability level

Benefits of creative expression

Our sessions are specifically designed to improve core skills and social interaction through our exciting programme of creative arts.

Key workers, managers and teaching staff tell us they’ve seen major improvements in the following areas:
Memory Skills

Remembering lines of lyrics challenge memories and keep them sharp

Self Confidence

Through repetition and increasing opportunities for independent performance

Speech And Language Development

We use lots of songs and response games in every aspect of what we do

Self Esteem

Self worth increases as clients challenge themselves and are congratulated by their peers

Makaton Sign Language

We use sign language as a way to communicate with non-verbal clients – but everyone learns the songs, staff included!

Fine And Gross Motor Skills

We employ a range of instruments, props and accessible tech that allows everyone to participate to the best of their ability

Joy And Happiness

We see it the participant’s faces, an expectancy, and joy taking part in the sessions.


We encourage the expression of ideas and feelings in a safe space where every voice is valued

Social Inclusion

Playing and sharing ideas together & feeling like a valued member of the group

Latest Work

Below is a snapshot of how we’ve worked with some of our recent partners.

Meet the team!


Dave Darch

Founder & Music facilitator

Fran Gkotsi


Rachel Southern

Drama facilitator

Sam Sowerby

Music facilitator

Jennifer Nesbitt

Drama facilitator

Nicola Curtis

Drama facilitator
Young people walk through wild plant growth, stopping to look as they go.

Our Story

Growing organically,
cutting edge technology

We’ve been working with disabled adults and children for over 15 years. We’re advocates for the power of assistive technology to enable disabled people to express their creativity.


Founder Dave Darch’s mum taught in SEND schools and his love of music technology and electronic led him to explore alternative ways to make music such as the SoundBeam and various other assistive music technologies.


He continues to lead sessions for inc.drop and is joined by a great many talented music, drama and dance practitioners while ensuring that inc.drop delivers the highest quality creative sessions available.


We’ve grown organically via word of mouth recommendations from teachers, centre managers and support workers.


See what they have to say about us below:


What our partners are saying about us

Benefits to Centers

Why work with us?


Highly experienced working with disabled people


Creative and innovative with budgets too!


Fully insured and DBS checked


Friendly, relaxed and patient practitioners


Regular weekly sessions or project contract options


Source specialist equipment where required


Staff training and CPD options


Range of artforms available

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you!

We’re based in Leytonstone in Waltham Forest, London but we work with day centres and schools across the country. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how we could work together.