Arts Alive Wales worked with Powys County Council’s Arts Service and other arts organisations across the county on the project. Open to all young people aged between 14 and 25 years old, the aim is to offer free workshops, master classes and events offering the opportunity for young people to be mentored directly by professional music practitioners working in the industry. skills.
Arts Alive Wales ran 2 week long ‘rock schools’ in October and February half term, at Crickhowell and Gwernyfed High Schools, including opportunities to learn, rehearse and perform music and develop song writing and technical skills. Both weeks included a performance gig, and all the participants earned accreditation through Agored Cymru.
The workshops were delivered by musicians and tutors from Rock Academy Wales www.rockacademywales.com, all of whom have extensive touring and performing experience. Their team got fantastic feedback from students. Lucy Bevan, the council’s Senior Arts Officer, said: “Taking part in a project delivered by music industry professionals gives young people an insight into the type of career pathways open to them in the world of music production and we hope it will inspire them to aspire.”