Creating inspiring opportunities for young people within music
Sound Progression is a Cardiff based organisation dedicated to improving the lives of young people, particularly those aged between 10 and 21 years and from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds.
We promote positive expression, empowerment and confidence building through participant-led music projects and training programmes. Our provision supports a range of abilities and experiences from aspiring singers, songwriters, rappers and bands to music engineers and producers, and those simply wishing to explore their creativity through music.
Our bespoke and tailored programmes are supported through a partnership with Cardiff Youth Service and delivered in well-equipped music studios at youth and community centres across Cardiff. These include North Ely Youth Centre, St Mellons Hub, East Moors Youth Centre and The Powerhouse Llanedeyrn.
What We Offer
A Dedicated Team
Our programmes are delivered by relatable music industry professionals, who are well-connected within the communities we serve, and offer a mix of expertise and specialisms.
Industry Standard Studios
Our sessions are predominantly delivered in music studios that include professional mixing desks, live recording rooms, music production systems and a range of microphones and instruments.
Support for Young People
We promote the welfare and quality of life of young people by ensuring our provision reflects their needs and is a tool for self-development and improving prospects.
Stay at Home Programme
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sound Progression is adapting its provision and hosting a series of Zoom-based free online sessions, running till the end of November 2020. Aimed at providing our regular participants and other young people from across Cardiff with diversionary activities that provide them with the tools and knowledge to immerse themselves in music production and creation.
Sessions include Music Engineering and ‘How to guides’ to operating various music-making software programmes such as Cubase; Logic; Fruity Loops; Garage Band; Ableton, which are all offered free of charge, either as standard free software or extensions on free trials. To complement, we are also hosting online vocal coaching; song and rap writing workshops; how-to guides to building online income streams with music; DJ demonstrations and Q&A’s, music notation and theory, plus guitar and keyboard lessons.
This provision is being kindly supported by the Arts Council of Wales, National Lottery Community Fund, Community Foundation Wales and by Cardiff Third Sector Council through the C3SC’s Local Emergency Support Grant – COVID-19 in partnership with Third Sector Support Wales.
Sound Progression is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in August 2020.
Charity number 1190897
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