New Note Key Changers

The New Note Key Changers trains and supports musicians to become Community Music Leaders.

We have developed a bespoke training programme that is tailored to support people who have experienced addiction, homelessness and challenging life circumstances to gain skills in music making and facilitation. The Key Changers develop a practical understanding of the grammar of community music and skills around rhythm, harmony and form. They are taught about ethical practice, giving and receiving feedback and enabling safe spaces. They are then mentored through placements within community settings like homeless hostels and addiction centres to deliver music workshops.

This is the first time an organisation has trained and supported people with lived experience of addiction to become the next generation of community music leaders.