Open Access

Our Open Access programme is the perfect way to start getting involved with what Sound Progression has to offer. Whatever the music ability and level, we can help develop skills in production, engineering, songwriting, rapping, musical arrangements and performance. We also offer high-quality recordings should participants wish to just sing or rap to their favourite tracks. 

Sessions are scheduled within the Youth Service’s after-school provision at four centres across Cardiff with dedicated evenings supporting different age groups. We cap our places so we can offer tailored and individualised support with evenings split into three, 45 minute slots. Busy centres have a waiting list so booking in advance is essential. 


Mentored by Kyle

St Mellons Hub, 30 Crickhowell Rd, St. Mellons, CF3 0EF       

029 2078 0992 

  • Junior Provision 11-13yrs on Tuesdays | 17:45 -20:45 
  • Senior Provision 14-19yrs on Thursdays | 17:45 -20:45
  • Senior Provision 14-19yrs on Fridays | 17:45 -20:45

Mentored by Richie

North Ely Youth Club, Pethybridge Rd, CF5 4DP 

029 2059 2407

  • Junior Provision 11-13yrs on Tuesdays | 17:45 -20:45
  • Senior provision 14-18yrs on Thursdays | 17:45 -20:45

Mentored by Mark

East Moors Youth Centre, Sanquhar St, CF24 2AD 

029 2046 2852

  • Junior Provision 11-13yrs on Tuesdays | 17:45 -20:45
  • Senior Provision 14-19yrs on Thursdays | 17:45 -20:45

Mentored by Jake

Powerhouse Hub, Round Wood, Llanedeyrn, CF23 9PN 

029 2233 0201 

  • Junior Provision 11-13yrs on Tuesdays | 17:45 -20:45
  • Senior Provision 14-19yrs on Thursdays | 17:45 -20:45


Our talent development programme, launched in July 2019, brings young people together who share a passion and talent for creating music. Its purpose is to offer progression routes for participants of our wider programme and to increase our reach across Cardiff and the surrounding areas by inviting other young artists to work with our team.  

The Academy offers free of charge bespoke creative development opportunities that nurture a diverse range of talents including new and emerging solo artists, duos and bands. Members have the opportunity to work with various team members to build portfolios of work, creating original tracks, producing quality recordings and performing at various festivals and events. 

To date we have supported over 50 young people, represented through 19 music acts of various styles and genres. We showcased their talents as part of Pride Cymru’s The Big Weekend 2019, where Sound Progression co-managed the dedicated youth stage and presented each act in 20-40 minute performance slots throughout the day. In addition, the newer acts had an opportunity to perform, mostly for the first time, at a preview event in the Lookout Cafe, Cardiff Bay.  


Courses & Workshops

Stay at Home – Online Sessions

Due to COVID-19 we have moved our provision online for the foreseeable future. We are delivering a range of free of charge 1-2-1 and group sessions, segmented into ages, abilities and specific needs. Subjects include Music Engineering and How-to-Guides to operating various free to download music software, plus Vocal Coaching; Lyric Writing; Music Notation, Guitar and Keyboard lessons and more.

Holiday & Weekend Workshops 

We are developing our outreach programmes to deliver music technology courses and workshops at more centres and venues across South Wales. With our mobile set-up including laptops, headphone and software programmes, each participant can learn how to create beats, hooks and baselines with step by step guidance from our team of industry professionals.   

Accredited Course

Our accredited courses range from mentor-led weekly day-time  Music Technology Courses (Level 2 & 3) delivered during term-time to participant-led after-school projects working towards Agored Cymru Youth Achievement Awards.

Schools Workshops 

Courses will range from week-long school holiday intensives to weekend workshops and will include subsidised places for those how are eligible. 



Look out for these courses expected to start up in 2021

Sound Progression

Sound Progression is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in August 2020.   

Charity number 1190897

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