West Midlands

A very open and honest account of one of young people's musical journey's and mental health problems and how music has helped him through his journey. He also talks about how our Rugby Beats, Bars and Banter project helped him become interested in music again, gain more confidence and helped him deal with his mental health problems...


Thrive and Grow Community Interest Company aims to fund creative interventions in educational settings with a view to tackling deprivation.

Currently we are funding music projects in and around the Black Country, mainly in Early Years settings.

Job type: 
Teaching for Music Leading
West Midlands
Closing date: 
Mon 4 Sep 2017

It’s been a good seeing the journey that the group I’ve worked with over the past six months have been on. I want to look back on the first time they approached songwriting, individually and corporately.

Up Tempo is a project running inat South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with The Hive in Shrewsbury and Make Some Noise in Stafford. the aim of the project is to build on pilot projects involving the use of music, engaging with a wide range of young service users who are in touch with our services.  the beauty of the Youth Music funding is the ability to have weekly sessions running across out Trust inpatient facilities and in the community - allowing us to have more impact and to fully evaluate this delivery.

Jazzlines is a unique programme of creative jazz music and Talent Development initiatives based within Performances Birmingham Limited (PBL), the charity that runs Town Hall and Symphony Hall (THSH) in Birmingham. Since its inception in 2012 Jazzlines has been running a successful jazz education and talent development programme in Birmingham supporting young musicians from ages 9+ and providing them with progression routes for further engagement.

Wesleyan has just launched the Welseyan Foundation, a fund designed to provide financial support for local community groups and charities, to make a positive difference across four key themes: health, education, social development and innovation.

The Multicultural Music Making (MMM) methodology comprises four strands: learning - sharing - creating - legacy. In this post I will explore what 'sharing' means in our sessions, one of the most important elements in defining our approach to our work with young musicians.