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The Music Works



The Music Works' mission is to transform young lives through music. Practitioners at the charity are specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life.



In School Opportunities

Small Group Mentoring is now available to primary schools to support for younger children with behavioural or mental health concerns. The programme is already well established in secondary schools.
  •  Small Group Mentoring  - Sessions tailored to either young people who are struggling with behavioural or mental health concerns. Available for Years 4 – 11.
  • Key Changes / Key Changes Flyer-  for young people dealing with low-level anxiety and depression- fully funded. 
  • Transitions - 10 weekly 1 hour sessions to support year 6’s, 7’s or 10’s – mentoring sessions with a focus around processing change. The group will write a song about their transition, with the programme being centred around the process and sharing of the experience rather than the product. Fully subsidised but very limited spaces. Email Misha on for more information. If no spaces this can be a paid for programme (see small group mentoring for price)
  • Urban Vocals(one off 1.5 hour beat boxing and lyric sessions with professional beat boxer and vocalist) - £250 for up to 30 young people.
  • Ipad Music Technology - (10 weekly hour-long curriculum supporting music-tech creative sessions with CPD options) - subsidised at £399  for up to 30 young people.See flyer.
  • Inclusive music Sessions – Please click the link for information on sessions for young people with additional needs such as IncDrop which is every Tuesday.

Bursaries for the Summer 2023 Term

The bursary application process for the summer term will be in operation again from April 2023. In the first instance applications will be accepted for the summer term to complete the academic year. From September the Arts Council have changed the period of funding and will now fund Music Hubs over an Academic year, this means that only one application will be needed to secure tuition for a student throughout a full academic year. Updated bursary forms which will follow a new improved application process will be available through the Make Music Gloucestershire website.
This current financial year, the hub have distributed nearly £30K in bursary support to children and young people who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to learn.
Please regularly check the Make Music Gloucestershire website for the funding opportunities that are available.

Introducing a State-of-the-Art Music Studio Bus!

The Music Works has a bus available which is fitted with a recording studio, enabling them to take music making experiences to communities throughout Gloucestershire. The music bus will give people the opportunity to:

• Record and produce a track

• Improve song-writing skills

• Develop music production

The new mobile recording studio will be able to reach the most disadvantaged, seeking to improve their lives through music-making.
Find out about how your students could be involved by emailing 



G15 Partnership: 'Head High! Heart Strong!'

The Music Works have supported the creation of a virtual G15 Celebration of Success.

This event is usually held within the hallowed halls of Gloucester Cathedral.

Sadly, Covid 19 intervened, making a live event impossible this year.

The show goes on, just in a virtual format.

Watch both Acts below by clicking the pictures.

Act 1

Act 2








INCDrop is an inclusive after school music club for young people with additional needs.

  • £5 per session or £50 per term

  • Every Monday (term-time only)

  • The Hub, 2nd floor Kings House, Gloucester, GL1 1RP (drop in session - no booking required) 

Find out more here 


The Drop

The Drop is a space for you to develop your skills. We work with all genres of music and offer music production sessions as well as band and vocalist sessions.

  • £3 entry (bursary available)

  • Every Wednesday (term-time only)

  • 4:30 - 6:00pm


  • The Hub, 2nd floor Kings House, Gloucester, GL1 1RP (booking required) 

  • SoundsSpace, Causeway Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2AF (booking required) 

  • Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud, GL5 4AH (drop in session - no booking required) 


Find out more



Music Social 

Music social is designed to support those who are looking to take the next step on their path in developing a career within music. It is open to anyone between the ages of 16-25 with an intermediate (beginners welcome) experience level in singing, rapping, beatboxing, or playing any instrument. Producers, engineers, poets and spoken word artists are also welcome. Music Social provides a great opportunity for networking, enjoying musicianship, and improving performance and production skills. 
  • £3 entry

  • Every Monday

  • 6 - 8PM 

  • The Hub, 2nd floor Kings House, Gloucester, GL1 1RP

Find out more here 




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