Young people find their passion for music through the Music Motivator Project
Music Motivator is a young person led music production short course ran in collaboration with the Absolute Music Trust. The participants wrote and produced two tracks, one of which is available to listen to below.
Last month, six young people participated in this eight-session programme which helped develop and uncover their passion for music, their confidence and gave them a chance to work with and meet new people.
A Face Forward participant described the project as “a great experience. Very positive, accepting, caring, hopeful, proactive, and it has most definitely improved my confidence and self-worth.”
The programme was led by the Absolute Music Trust’s Music Tutor, Jamie, who was able to quickly assess and draw out individual skills within the group. Some of the young people were lyrically talented, others could sing or play an instrument, they all came together and contributed to the tracks in their own way.
Dom Weir, Lead Adviser said, “The project has had an immense impact on this group of young people. Music is a great way to bring people together and it takes the pressure off individuals and allows them to feel comfortable in a group setting.
“They gained confidence, new friendships, learnt about the process of music production and got to produce two full tracks.”
The participants had a celebration event at the YMCA Fusion Youth Centre for the launch of their new tracks, where they received their certificates. We also invited Gary who is a self-employed musician, to inspire the young people and talk to them about how they can develop their music careers.
Face Forward is passionate about seeing young people gain the confidence to make positive decisions that can allow them to move forward.
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Face Forward is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the National Lottery Community Fund.