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.
Our provision just got a whole lot bigger!
We are now back delivering face to face centre-based sessions and have developed our Open Access Programme to include singing lessons and have increased the number of centres we work out of to eight – that’s five more than pre Covid times. Find out where and when.
New developments include our daytime project, Rap Remedy, supporting 16-25 year olds in Ely and St Mellons from January 2022, with the aim of expanding to Llanedeyrn and Grangetown from April 2022. If you want to learn how to create beats, record raps/songs and make a video, and are available 11am-3pm on either Tuesdays or Fridays – express your interest by clicking the button below.
Watch out for our team members who will be joining the Youth Service’s Street-based team, delivering music on the Youth Bus from January. We also hope to continue our new partnership with Barnardo’s and NHS’s Headroom programme, supporting emotional health and well-being, after a successful six-week pilot project during October and November at Grangetown Boys and Girls Club.
We have been very fortunate to have secured funds from the Arts Council of Wales’ National Lottery programme, the Welsh Government’s fund to support the mental health of young people, Co-op’s Good Causes, Garfield Weston and Youth Cymru. Their support has enabled us to continue flourishing during this period of uncertainty and scale up our offer to young people.
Sound Progression is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in August 2020.
Charity number 1190897
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