There are many young people who have barriers preventing them from taking part in music-making which is right for them. Our work focuses on children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.
We have extensive evidence which proves that music-making brings positive personal, social and musical benefits for children and young people. The projects we support engage children through an
extremely diverse range of genres, styles and techniques.
Here is a selection of stories about the impact projects supported by Youth Music have had on children and young people and their families and carers, as well as the music leaders and youth workers who support them.
You can also read the evidence underpinning our work in our latest Impact and Learning Reports.
When Jaxsen was two years old her mum Natalie realised she had speech and language delays. But since attending the Playing with Sound workshops supported by Youth Music, she’s begun to love chatting – and singing – with her family.
Jenny and Lewis's story
Teenagers Jenny and Lewis became firm friends while attending Inclusive Music Projects (IMPs) sessions in York. They are now both young apprentices with the skills and confidence to teach songs to others.
Muz, from Tottenham in North London, had been in and out of prison and mental health care since his arrest in 2006. Making music with Key Changes has been a central part of his recovery and return to the community.
Impact & Learning Reports 2014