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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

CM

Diverse programme of instrumental tuition, band support opportunities, degree provision and music leader training, alongside NEET-focused music programmes and live events.

  • Organisation Type: Community / participatory music organisation

Email: everyone@cmsounds.com

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Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, Mental health problems, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Age of participants

7-25

Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Research, Technology, Training, Vocal, Youth leadership

Genres

The organisation is not genre-specific

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with CM are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with CM:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)