Four young people who took part in two music and creative arts projects run by Rathbone Training in partnership with Youth Education Project (YEP) and Trans4rm in Leicester recently performed some of their material at a national showcase event in Manchester.
The Big Music Project showcase held on 1st April at Manchester Metropolitan University was a celebration the success of young people who have engaged with scheme across the UK and Raz Makula and Tamara Stevens, both aged 19, Jordan Cullan, 17, and Sophie Youmans, 18, performed some of the music they’d created through their Big Music Project workshops with Rathbone Training.
“Taking part in the in Big Music Project was a great opportunity to involved in something really creative and engaging and to have had the chance to perform our work in the showcase event was a real privilege as it was an inspiration to work with other young people to produce something that we were all really proud of,” said Jordan Cullan.
Rathbone Training in partnership with Youth Education Project (YEP) and Trans4rm worked with over 40 young people over two weeks in March to write, produce and perform their own original music as part of the Big Music Project.
“The project not only gives you great experience of writing and producing your own music it also helps to build your confidence and make great friends which are really important skills that will help me in the future. I really enjoyed taking part,” said Tamara Stevens.
Rathbone Training is involved in the ‘Big Music Project’ partnership which creates music hubs in disadvantaged communities across the UK to engage young people in learning and open up links to career opportunities in the music industry.
Under the project Rathbone Training is creating a number of music hubs across the country like the one in Leicester which aim to:
• Build and accredit peer education skills amongst young people.
• Offer young people personal and career development opportunities within the music industry.
• Create music-based learning opportunities and events in the wider community.