Case study: Foundation House

Case study: Foundation House

For four years now, we’ve been working with young disabled musicians at Foundation House, one of the supported living units of National Star College, the county’s flagship support centre that enables young disabled people in all aspects of living and learning....
Jasmine’s creativity and confidence bloom

Jasmine’s creativity and confidence bloom

Jasmine took part in our Music Minds teenage mental health programme. She’s featured in this video singing the song she wrote, accompanied by musicians from Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Her headteacher tells Jasmine’s story: “Jasmine’s...
Songwriting and recording are the best therapy says Harley

Songwriting and recording are the best therapy says Harley

Harley struggles with anxiety and lack of confidence as a result of early childhood experiences. She lives in foster care, and has found it hard to fit in at school and make friends. She was referred to our Music Minds programme, for one-to-one music mentoring. Music...
Beth aka ‘Grove’ gets a start in the music industry

Beth aka ‘Grove’ gets a start in the music industry

Beth, aka ‘Grove’ is a 20-year old vocalist from Gloucestershire who’s part of our Upsurge artist development programme. She thought she was destined to work in ‘dead-end jobs’ until someone gave her a ‘big break’. All that’s changed since she became involved with...