Youth Music : Music Inclusion

Youth music inclusion

We are delivering a three-year project funded by National funder of young peoples’ music Youth Music

The Music Inclusion project focuses on accredited courses in music technology, supporting young people who face barriers to participating in music making. Music inclusion also aims to engage young people who are facing a range of significant challenges in their lives. 

How the Music Inclusion project works

The Youth Music : Music Inclusion project, takes participants 14-25 through a Bronze Arts Award course in songwriting and recording. This helps helping them to develop a wide range of creative and soft skills.

Using our online learning platform, participants are guided, at their own pace, through the course. The online platform also provides all the information needed to successfully complete the Arts Award.

During the course, young people develop skills in five areas:

  1. Writing: improvement of lyric writing skills and learning how to write songs.
  2. Reviewing: attending a virtual performance and writing a review of the event like a journalist.
  3. Exploring: researching the career and work of their favourite artist.
  4. Sharing: passing on acquired knowledge to a friend, a family member, or a peer.
  5. Recording: once students have completed 1-4, participants have the opportunity to record their songs with a professional musician. This is at one of Higher Rhythm’s recording studios or at the schools involved in the programme.

This project also involves delivering our Stage Invasion programme, partnering with Doncaster Music Hub. Working with schools and academies across Doncaster, Stage Invasion supports young musicians to develop original music and perform this live. We then offer the opportunity to play at a professionally-produced live event, held at an established music venue.

If you want to know more about any of our Youth Music projects, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. You can also find out more about Stage Invasion here.

The following video reflects on experiences from one of our previous Youth Music funded projects. Central to the aim of the project of being shaped by participants, this is in the words of the young people involved.