The charity Youth Music help transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people by supporting them to achieve their full potential through engagement and progression in
For children and young people who have had a difficult start in life, involvement in music making can really turn things around. As a tool for self expression, therapy and personal growth, music is uniquely placed to help.
Being involved in a music project where they are supported and encouraged, their creativity welcomed and nurtured, allows young people with difficult lives to begin to find their way, take charge of their lives and take positive steps for the future.
Their goal is to ensure that all children with musical talent and potential have opportunities to develop their talent regardless of background or chosen genre.
Many young musicians are amazingly creative and inspiring in their music making. When they are encouraged by working with skilled musicians and given environments in which their learning can be fast tracked and their creativity can blossom, their ability to create new music and surpass all expectations is breathtaking.
Not all young people are in the position to continue their musical careers to a high level. However, many Youth Music funded projects aim to ensure that the nation’s most talented young musicians have access to these opportunities.