Recording Studio, YMCA Swansea
YMCA Swansea Music Recording Studio gives young people the opportunity to gain new skills and accreditations whilst having fun through its workshops.
The studio is a hub where individuals get a chance to be around likeminded people, offering workshops in lyric writing, digital music production, guitar lessons and much more.
The studio engages with over 50 young people a week, some of whom come from the most-hard to reach groups in Wales, including young people not in education, employment or training.
The project has been exceptionally successful in helping young people transform by enabling them to develop their personal, social, educational and emotional skills, resulting in young people feeling more confident and less isolated.
YMCA Swansea Music Recording Studio delivers national projects across Wales, using music to provide quality support to the hardest to reach people in the Welsh communities, including the BAME people and refugees.
Last year the project won the Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Award, and thanks to its success the project is now adding Level 2 & 3 qualifications to its training programme, as well as incorporating further creative industry modules to help young people successfully enter employment.