Free music workshops for young people; Soundkickers perform at Tramlines festival

10 Aug 2010 / News

Free Music Workshops For Young People

Ever wanted to try singing, MCing, DJing, percussion or electronic music? Or want professional tuition if you already play or sing?  Then come and join our city centre music project every Saturday from 12-4pm at Star Studios, Carver House, Carver Street, Sheffield. 

The ‘Sound Kickers’ project, hosted by Football Unites Racism Divides is running free summer holiday music workshops. Each week there will be a two-hour master-class workshop where you will receive instruction from a professional tutor and then have free time to develop your personal ideas and projects using our instruments and music technology equipment.

We provide free music making opportunities for young people aged 11-18 years old.  We also have opportunities if you are aged between 18 and 25 to become volunteers on the project.  This enables you to take part in the musical activities as well as helping to support the project in other ways such as organising events and one-to-one support for younger group members.

We will be running the following sessions in August for you to get involved in.  To join us, or to find out more contact Moony Wainwright, Project Manager on or Tel: 07905 243614.

7th Aug - Vocal coaching and song writing

14th Aug – Percussion

21st Aug – MC & DJ Skills

28th Aug – Experimental electronic music workshop

Soundkickers perform at Tramlines festival 

Young people from the ‘Sound Kickers’ project played their own part in making Sheffields ‘Tramlines’ festival a great success. More than 125,000 people attended gigs at over 50 venues in the city during the festival dubbed ‘the urban Glastonbury’ and young people from the Sharrow and Parson Cross areas of the city came together to showcase their talents.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com🏢office" />

The free music project has been running at two separate sites on both sides of the city for the last six months but for the ‘Tramlines’ festival the two groups joined together and composed original pieces of music for the event.


Their performance at the Corporation nightclub during the ‘Tramlines’ youth festival was a great achievement and gave the groups an opportunity to experience playing to the crowd on a big stage under the lights in a professional music venue.


 Sound Kickers’ is one of the new ‘Power Play’ projects funded by Youth Music the UK's largest children's music charity and the projects partners include both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday football clubs.