Projects

The Garage believes that music should be for all young people, who should be central to their own musical journeys. 
We are working closely with music deliverers and partner organisations to push boundaries and break down barriers to participation, using an 'innovate, test, embed' approach which explores authentic ways of developing quality music provision 'by for and with' young people.
The Garage strives to keep music participation fresh, engaging and relevant, enabling young people to develop musically, personally and socially and helping music deliverers to develop their practice in new ways.

A music project which is mixing up cultures, styles and genres, designed around collaborations of people and music, this project aims to work with young people from all walks of life. 

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. 

A two year music project to engage young people age 13 -19 with positive musical experiences.

Working with young children and their families through quality musical activity.

We are looking for London-based young people aged between 18 and 30 to take part in a bilateral exchange programme (Italy-UK) "Follow Your Dream"; an exciting week of activities focused on stimulating and developing the entrepreneurial skills in culture, art and entertainment sectors from the 2-8 February 2016.

In addition, the participants can choose to qlso participate to another projects in France (Strasbourg) from 29 April to 7 May to about dance and music with young artists from UK, Spain, Italy and France. 

Pamina is the daughter of the Queen of the Night. She is being kept prisoner by Sarastro. She’s about to be rescued by Prince Tamino.

Operasonic created a special three day workshop exploring the character of Pamina. In six different sessions, young people explored her story, designed a costume for her, and created and direcedt a performance of new songs for Pamina.

Free music composition and digital media workshops for young people aged 13-19 years, and living in Hackney.

A weekend Jazz music education residency based at Southbank Centre, London.

Teachers in primary schools in England can ignite their pupils’ enthusiasm for classical music with a free online resource, Classical 100.

Complementing existing teaching resources, Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics and with the support of the Department for Education.

Classical 100 will be available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from February 2016.

Teachers in primary schools in England can ignite their pupils’ enthusiasm for classical music with a free online resource, Classical 100.

Complementing existing teaching resources, Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics and with the support of the Department for Education.

Classical 100 will be available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from February 2016.

We are a rural youth club in a small market town in Gloucestershire. We are an independent organisation supported mainly by local grant giving bodies, we live in a portacabin housed on the playing field, awaiting a permanent home in the village hall. Its been 5 years of waiting with properly a few more to go - therefore you know already that we are patient. We are also resilient and creative, we try to think how to make the best of our situation, how to reach out to the young people in the area to support and encourage them to develop into successful, healthy, kind young people.