Young disabled musicians aged 15-30 in London have the opportunity to work with one of our three music mentors for 10 hours over 5-10 weeks. Our mentors are all highly experienced musicians.
The mentor programme helps to:
• Set goals
• Encourage areas of talent
• Build confidence
• Development as an artistic
• Support progression in music
Whether playing an instrument, sing, use Assistive Music Technology or compose, either as a solo artist or as a band or collective, the mentoring programme supports young musicians (for example in highlighting areas for development, making connections and networking, setting up gigs or music installations, broadening existing influences or listening, widening audience, career development and personal development).
-- Are aged 15-30
-- Play a musical instrument (including Assistive Music Technology such as Soundbeam or switches), or sing or compose music
-- Have a keen interest in their own development as an artist
-- Are considering music either as a career or as a route to personal development, or both
-- Are either a solo artist or a group
-- Are passionate about musicTo apply for a place on the programme or to apply on behalf of someone you work with please request an application form by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For further information please contact Chardine Taylor-Stone at Drake Music email@example.com.
Out of hours please contact 07896793059
About Drake Music:
Drake Music is a dynamic music and technology hub, founded in 1988. For over twenty years they have pioneered the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible and have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. Central to their work is the belief that everyone can fulfill their creative and musical potential given the right opportunities.
Non-disabled people can make music in many ways and at many different levels. Drake Music’s vision is a world where disabled musicians have this same range of opportunities, and a culture of integrated music-making, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.
Drake Music takes an active role the wider cultural activity of re-imagining (dis)ability and diversity via arts and music.
Drake Music is a small organisation with a national office based at Rich Mix Cultural Foundation in East London, and teams of musicians and project managers who deliver work in London, Bristol/SW and Manchester/NW in conjunction with a wide range of associates. They work in partnership with schools, universities, arts organisations, local authorities, music services, software & hardware developers as well as musicians, technologists, composers and artists from other disciplines. The organisation is regularly funded by the Arts Council England.