WARRINGTON-based charity, Creating Adventures has announced a free digital music production course for adults with autism and additional needs.
Over a period of twelve months, this fully funded project will involve 20 adults engaging in two-hour weekly sessions using professional standard IT and digital audio equipment to create and record their own music.
Attendees will learn to use GarageBand for Mac software via iPad, musical instru-ments, digital audio recording equipment and their own vocal ability to create music in their own personal style.
As part of the project there will be opportunities to explore different musical techniques, to experiment and create finished tracks which will be uploaded onto SoundCloud for sharing with family and friends. Participants will be able to incorporate samples of their favourite gaming soundtrack, or TV theme tune and create tracks in their preferred genre; hip-hop, garage, rap, pop, rock, disco, soul, blues, jazz or invent something new! Music will also be created to accompany performances of the Creating Adventures Beautiful Noise choir.
Jenny Allcock, founder of Creating Adventures, said “We are thrilled to be able to offer this course with thanks to Brevio, St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation and Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. Creative activities which involve music and technology are extremely beneficial to these adults, helping them develop social and technology skills to enhance their employment potential. These adults have suffered more than most during the pandemic and the activities encourage them to express emotions and anxieties through music, improving mental wellbeing.”
The free programme starts on Friday 24th September and registration is now open via the Creating Adventures website www.creatingadventures.co.uk/music-course.
Creating Adventures brings laughter, stimulation and personal fulfilment to adults with Autism and learning disabilities. Our fully-funded activities act as therapy, providing opportunities to socialise, develop communication and life skills and discover their inner talents. Our mission is to enrich the lives of adults with Autism and learning disabilities through the provision of activities helping them to shine. We believe that everyone has a talent and should be given the opportunity and encouragement to find and develop this talent to feel a sense of personal fulfilment and a sense of belonging.