During 2018 Wellspring secured some funding from The National Lottery’s
Community Fund grant. Some of the funding was used to purchase some exciting new music technology equipment! This included three Apple Mac Mini workstations with monitors, a Skoog, a Makey Makey and also an iPad for creative music making. There was also some funding which has been allocated to deliver
workshops to groups with additional needs for this year.
The music sessions and the new workstations offer valuable opportunities to young people with additional needs, enabling them to learn new skills with
technology and produce digital music and work with professionals in digital media. Workshop participants will work and learn with their peers, creating, arranging and editing their own music projects using Logic Pro X, which is a great piece of
professional music software!
The equipment is already being used at QM Studios in Horsham where groups from the Butterfly Project, The Strawford Centre and other local organisations are getting hands on music technolgy sessions. Groups are setting up tracks, composing electronic music, editing projects and getting creative with the
Here’s some feedback about the workshops:
“Music is my favourite activity.”
Chris, Workshop Attendee
“The sessions are a unique opportunity for our guys to access some great equipment and express themselves creatively.”
Support Worker, Butterfly Project
“It’s awesome! It’s helping me learn about music and that’s what I want to do.”
Young person from Manor Green College.
There are forthcoming workshops booked this spring and summer giving more groups access to this new equipment and other music workshops. They include sessions at PACSO in Chichester, Manor Green College in Crawley and The Ashdown Centre in Worthing. The workshops offer a real opportunity for self-expression and creativity. Course participants can express their feelings in a safe positive way and channel their creativity into making and recording a quality piece of music.
If you want to know more about the sessions please contact Adam Gellibrand.