The CONCEPT project is based around week-long ‘studio residency’ sessions where young people collaborate with other artists to produce an original EP around a concept or theme. The young people write lyrics, create the music and record and co-produce the tracks.
Raz (above) was one of the young people who took part in a residency with the project – listen to his track below.
Music Matters NorthLincs
We love this photo of Tetsu Taiko Drumming in Scunthorpe from the programme run by North Lincolnshire Council’s Arts Development service. Young people from across the area also had the opportunity to try out Indonesian gamelan percussion, African drumming and ‘rock academy’ sessions.
This project is run by one of Youth Music’s strategic partners, Sage Gateshead, in an area of the North East where many children and young people miss out on regular music-making opportunities.
Arc SEN Music
A young person playing steel pans in a music taster workshop. The project was run by London-based organisation Community Links. It gave young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities the chance to try new instruments and music technology across a range of genres – pop, rock, dance, electronic, beatboxing and rap – and to showcase their skills at events and festivals.
Music for Change
The Music for Change project is run by Creative Futures in London. It’s set up to tackle low levels of early childhood development through musical activities. The project works with children facing challenges including English as an additional language or special educational needs.
Musical Therapy for ADHD
Research has shown that music, in all forms, can play a therapeutic role for those with ADHD. Watch this great song You Think You Know Me, which is written and performed by the young people on the project, run by ADHD Solutions in Leicester.
The Symphonize project, run by Kingston Music Service in London, gave young people who were at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) the chance to make music and gain practical, creative and social skills that are transferable to everyday life.