Youth Music Projects

Youth Music Projects for Young People at Higher Rhythm

We are delighted to be one of the 17 music-based projects around the country that Youth Music has granted a 3-year funded project. Our project will build on a previous three year programme, and use progressive music technology accredited courses and support young people who face barriers to participating in music making and who are facing a range of significant challenges in their lives. More announcements about this new project will follow soon!

The following video reflects on the experiences from our previous three year programme in the words of the people involved.

We are also delivering a further Youth Music Project that commenced in June 2020, with a focus on providing music production sessions for young people from Doncaster with Special Educational needs. 

The Music Inclusion project, takes students aged 14-25 through a Bronze Arts Award course in songwriting and recording, helping students to acquire a whole range of creative and soft skills. We have developed an online learning platform that takes students through the course and contains all information needed to successfully complete the Bronze Arts Award. 

During the course students will develop skills in five areas:

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