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. 

We will work with young Derbyshire musicians to develop their musical performance and leadership skills, who will then practice these skills through leading participative workshops with older people in their community. We will also train Derbyshire music leaders in developing young people's musicianship and music leadership in this empowering way.

The Musical Inclusion programme aims to improve the opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances in Northamptonshire to access and progress with high quality music making.

Music-making activities for children and young people, their visitors and staff at children's hospitals and children's wards in hospitals across the East Midlands. Training provided for healthcare staff and for musicians wishing to develop their practice in this field. Sharing and development of music in healthcare practice.