Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Taking OffTaking Off

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

Irene Taylor Trust

Making Tracks consists of a 5 day intensive project followed by a series of weekly music sessions. During the intensive week, participants form a band alongside a team of professional musicians. They create, rehearse, record and perform new music. The follow-on sessions allow participants to continue developing their skills.

  • Organisation Type: National umbrella / music development organisation


Visit Website

Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

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

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Lambeth
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Technology, Vocal


Garage, Grime, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Irene Taylor Trust are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Irene Taylor Trust:

Share This

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: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)