Plymouth Music Zone is currently delivering a Youth Music funded programme called ‘Music for a Change’ offering ‘musical respite’ to some of the most emotionally vulnerable children and young people.
The work includes one-to-one and group music sessions in a Refuge with participants who have experienced varying levels of domestic abuse. It also involves work with children and young people who have lost someone special or have a parent or loved one living with a terminal illness.
As you can imagine, this kind of work is tough and challenging - but it’s also powerful and deeply moving too. Plymouth Music Zone’s Music Leaders got together to reflect on the sessions so far.
These are the top recommendations they came up with to help others who may be thinking about delivering this vital work...