What we do - TheMusicWorks
We are a Gloucestershire based charity whose mission is to transform young people’s lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, learning and in life.

We work regularly with 4,500 young people aged 8-30 and a further 3,500 through events.

We cater for everyone, from first access through to talent and career development. We deliver one-to-one music mentoring, small group work, accredited training, apprenticeships and internships, festivals and events, artist and career development and business incubation.

Programmes and activities take place in our state-of-the-art studio spaces, schools and through outreach with our community partners.

Programmes can be accessed via self-referral, including just turning up or agency referral.

Our work is being recognised

In 2019, we won the Association of Youth Offending’s Award for best delivery programme in the UK and became a PRS Talent Development Partner. In 2021, we were honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for enterprise for social mobility and our Creative Director, Malaki Patterson, has been nominated for Inspirational Music Leader Award at the 2021 Youth Music Awards.

Music is a powerful engagement tool for young people
Our studios and facilities

We have high-spec, one-of-a-kind studios with facilities that support young music makers to achieve incredible things.

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Youth voice

We’ve become established as a key anchor organisation for young people in challenging circumstances, championing inclusive music and promoting a ground-breaking approach to diversity and skills development.

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Our impact

“I have seen a difference in my negative behaviours because I’m quite aggressive and lose my cool quite quick, and with music I have been distracted from doing bad things”

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We’re a friendly team and always happy to answer any questions you have.

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