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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. In the...

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 confidence and self-esteem...

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...

Richard feels accepted and grows in confidence

Richard feels accepted and grows in confidence

Like many young people we work with, Richard (not his real name), a student in year 10, had always struggled with school. He didn’t fit in, had extremely low confidence, and had been bullied. Coming to the afterschool club at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford, has transformed his attitude to himself, and his wellbeing.

Hip Hop and gaming helps Tom discover an identity beyond anger

Hip Hop and gaming helps Tom discover an identity beyond anger

Tom had been referred to us by a local service for people with mental health problems. He was suffering from anger problems, was often violent, and had very few friends. He had lost interest in life and was a loner, spending his time gaming on his computer and listening to old-school hip-hop.

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We’re hiring: Executive Assistant

We’re hiring: Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant Part-time (20 flexible hours a week) £25,000 pro rata plus pension and training package Gloucester based/work from home or a mixture (whatever is best for you) About The Music Works and why we need this role The Music Works is a Gloucestershire...

Hiring Youth Support Manager!

Hiring Youth Support Manager!

Full-time role (@37.5 hours a week),  Job share/flexible working considered  £30,000 - £35,000 (plus pension) Gloucester based  About The Music Works and why we need this role The Music Works is a Gloucestershire charity that transforms young lives through music....

Hiring Studio Hub Manager!

Hiring Studio Hub Manager!

Studio Hub Manager Full-time role (@37.5 hours a week), Job share/flexible working considered £28,000 - £32,000 (plus pension) Gloucester based About The Music Works and why we need this role The Music Works is a Gloucestershire charity that transforms young lives...