Young people gain confidence through Face Forward's collaboration with The Absolute Music Trust
This Summer, Face Forward and the Absolute Music Trust collaborated on a young-person-led music project, called Music Motivator. The project ran for the first time, twice a week from August 16th to August 30th, held at Absolute Music’s recording studio.
Music Motivator was launched with the vision to encourage young people to develop personally, grow their confidence and to support their mental wellbeing. Five young people worked as a team to lead the project and to produce three professionally recorded tracks.
In a survey, the participants said that the project had helped them to “overcome any fears,” “meet new people” and learn “to use studio equipment.” When asked how they felt after the project, participants said: “less anxious,” “good and confident” and “comfortable.”
Jules Benton, Ansbury Development Manager, said: “The project developed the confidence and skills of our participants and Apprentices. I was impressed by the amount of talent they showed individually and as a group -the fabulous music they produced is a tribute to them all!”
The Absolute Music Trust deliver interactive community-based music workshops to enrich lives through music. Face Forward is passionate about seeing young people overcome barriers that may prevent them from achieving their fullest potential.
Through the collaboration, the participants have gained performance development skills, production techniques and there is an opportunity for the recordings to be published onto streaming sites.
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Face Forward is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.