This is a two-tier project that develops a team of Assistant Music Leaders for a new music workforce whilst simultaneously delivering high quality music-making activity for young people to create immediate and lasting impacts for their social development and musical progression.
The project is delivered in 2 phases with time to pause and reflect in between so we may improve the delivery programme where appropriate/required.
Each phase will support 4 musicians (young adults) to become Assistant Music Leaders through formal training, 1-2-1 mentoring and support, practical work experience and undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in Education & Training (level3).
70 young people facing a range of challenging circumstances will be recruited on to music residencies based in our music studio and education workshop, in Leicester city centre. Over 20hours of engagement young people will improve their technical musical skills and abilities, create an EP in collaboration with their peers, widen their networks and improve their social abilities, all whilst completing an Arts Award to recognise their achievements.
An initiation and action research project to explore the best way to regularly engage service providers of youth justice and looked after children and gain their commitment to music activity for young people.
An 18 month programme of Mentoring and Weekly Music workshops for residents of Leicester YMCA, embedding staff development, Arts Award Bronze and embedding music with in the wider YMCA. The programme aims to boost the resilience of young people with chaotic backgrounds through high quality music sessions and mentoring.
We have a strong track record of delivering the very best in innovative and high quality activity, that's seen us complete over 8,500 workshops since 1998.