I Speak Music
I Speak Music is a new project funded by Youth Music aiming to bring together professionals and community groups who work with, or have an interest in supporting newly arrived and vulnerable young people (for example young asylum seekers, young refugees, young people who have been trafficked to UK) through the arts and music.
What does the project involve?
Between April and December 2018 a team of talented and enthusiastic professional musicians and supporters will work with these young people and deliver a number of song writing taster workshops, 20 x music workshops and together they will share the fruits of their experience at a celebration concert in December.
Dates of these workshops will be available after Easter and will be shared interested groups.
What’s in it for the young people?
The project believes that by participating in ‘I speak music’ the budding young musicians will grow in self-confidence as well as improve their musical skills.
What’s in it for the tutors, project partners and supporters and professionals involved?
Tutors, supporters and project partners will also grow through this experience as they are equal players. They will gain a better understanding of the challenges these young people face and grow in confidence in engaging with them.
Specifically and longer term the project hopes that the young people who take part will be inspired to join and progress onto other Surrey Arts ensembles and groups. This will mean that they will continue to develop what they have learnt and explore music genres after the project ends.
To find out more about the project and how to get involved email Project Coordinator, Mona Saad at firstname.lastname@example.org