CityWest Homes offers free music lessons to young people at Churchill Gardens

CityWest Homes has partnered with Musicus to offer young people living at Churchill Gardens free music tuition.

Musicus are a not-for-profit, community interest organisation. They provide inspirational music education programmes and workshops for children and young people in London.

Funding for the sixteen week programme has been provided by the Westminster Small Grants Fund to run at Churchill Gardens Youth Club. During the period, young people aged between 11 and 18, will enjoy weekly two hour workshops in guitar instruction, band work and music technology.

The programme will culminate in a group performance, with solo opportunities, for an audience made up of participants’ friends and family.

Tom Halpenny, director of music at Musicus said: “I have performed around the world and I always get the same reaction from young people. They champion creativity and it is a delight when they learn a new talent and are able to share it with others.

“Playing music in a group is a great way of bringing young people together and learning how to work in a supportive and collaborative way."

Kevin Kelly, youth project manager at CityWest Homes said: “Once a week the youth club gets transformed with the sound of live music. The funding not only enables us to get world-class tuition, but also purchase music equipment for the benefit of the whole community.”

Classes take place at Churchill Gardens Youth Club every Tuesday and Thursday. Young people interested in attending should contact Kevin Kelly, youth project manager, or 07833 237388.

Photo caption: Tom teaching young people at Churchill Gardens Youth Club.

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