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Music to Tresham Youth Training’s Ears


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l-r: Ash Hodgkins, Kady Summers, Rebecca Nolan, Harry Ingram. Seated: James Adams

Tresham Youth Training is celebrating the successful completion of its first group of students who have taken the 10 week Introduction to Music course. The course is aimed at providing young people aged 16-18 years old a chance to study a short course and inspire them to progress in to further study or employment.

This Introduction to Music course is accredited by Rockschool a national specialist in recognised vocational qualifications for the ‘beginner’ stage of understanding music.  Developed by two organisations specialising in the music industry, the course has ensured that Tresham students have learnt the most up-to-date trends, technological and commercial aspects of the industry.

The group of students have used the latest Apple Mac’s and Logic Studio software, focusing on practical musical skills with a flexibility of units within a chosen pathway including: Composition, Business or Technology.

The first group has been able to gain qualifications at Level 1 (equivalent in challenge to GCSE Grades D-G) and all five students have already achieved the Certificate and will progress onto the Extended Certificate.

Tresham Youth Training are currently recruiting for the second group of students to start from 31st October 2011 at Tresham’s St Mark’s Skills Centre, Corby with other programmes starting in January, February and April 2012.

Mike Archer, Course Leader for TYT Music said:
“I am really pleased to have been able to see the group progress through this short course and gain skills that they can use not only within the music industry but into many modern workplaces. The group has bonded really well and everyone has met their targets through encouragement from each other as well as from staff

Rebecca Nolan, 18, a TYT Music student from Kettering said:
“I have never studied music before so it has been really good to learn how to compose and make my own tracks. I would like to progress on to the Extended Certificate and then plan to volunteer with The Prince’s Trust in January.”

Kady Summers, 18, a TYT Music student from Kettering said:
“Studying this course has been different to any course I have studied before and it has been good because I wanted to learn something new.”

Ash Hodgkins, 17, a TYT Music student from Burton Latimer said:
“I have really enjoyed working on the Macs as I have never used these before. After completing this course I now plan to pursue a career in the music industry. This course has provided the initial step I needed.”

Harry Ingram, 17, a TYT Music student from Kettering said:
“This course has been a lot of fun and I have learnt new skills by using the Digital Audio Workstation that has been set up at the centre. I have previously studied the Tresham Youth Training course and after studying this course I plan to progress on to a music related course or employment.”

James Adams, 18, a TYT Music student from Corby said:
“This course has been really good and it is the first one I know of in Corby. I found the course on the Facebook page and was impressed when I read more and saw the equipment that Tresham was using. After studying this course I now want to progress onto a Level 2 or 3 course next year in Music and eventually become self employed in the industry.”

For more information about Tresham Youth Training – Introduction to Music please visit /tyt/music

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