About Us

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Music-making has been linked to benefits in many areas of school life, from academic achievement to improved personal and social development. Yet far too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are unable to fulfil their musical talent, unnecessarily restricting their life chances. We want to change that.

School Ground Sounds works with secondary schools and young people in lower income areas of London to provide additional music opportunities and to enhance their music education. The programme of activities currently includes:

  1. Recording Studio Experience (ages 11-24).
  2. A 1-1 Music Mentoring Programme (ages 16-24)
  3. The Grit School (6-week industry crash-course, ages 16-24)
  4. Songwriting Competitions (ages 11-18)

 

Meet The Team

1Tom – Founding Director

Tom founded SGS in 2014, whilst working as a teacher in South London. He previously co-ran Bristol Couch, a platform for unsigned artists.

 

2Amy – Programme Director

Amy is a singer, songwriter and community music workshop leader from London. She works closely with the Musicians’ Union to ensure the voices of working musicians are heard.

 

3MIRI – Mentoring Coordinator

MIRI is a singer/songwriter and live music promoter, performing around the UK and Europe whilst promoting events bringing female musicians to the forefront. She is also on The FAC’s BEAT Board and has extensive experience working with young people.

 

4Sarah-Nell – Marketing & Comms

Sarah-Nell is a singer and vocal coach from London. She works with a number of organisations and charities as a musician and workshop leader. Sarah-Nell has a background in A&R and music publishing and continues to work with up and coming UK artists as a vocal coach.

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