New Note Key Changers

The New Note Key Changers Programme trains and supports musicians who have been affected by addiction 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. The Baring Foundation featured New Note Key Changers in a blog. You can read about it here

We will be launching the first UK wide Music Leaders Programme in September 2024. Please get in touch for more information. More details of the course and how to apply will shortly follow.