Enhancing the lives of children and families within the Leeds area

Music Mondays

Music Mondays

Music Mondays in Action!

If you like this video and you would like to do something similar please contact Mat Dale Photography at matdalephoto@yahoo.co.uk or visit Mat’s facebook Page Mat Dale Photography.  Massive thanks go to Mat for providing us with such a beautifully crafted video of what we do at Music Mondays.

Music-Mondays-DSCF0286Music Mondays is a project for teenagers aged 10-18 years with mild to moderate learning disabilities to access music and to help make new friends. Staffing support comprises a group leader, 4 supporting staff, a volunteer and a music technician. The majority of the staff team have music skills to share with the young people. All our staff are experienced in working with people with inclusive needs. So far the teenagers have had the opportunity to play instruments, learn DJ skills, write their own songs and also had the chance to sing their favourite songs. The group size is small (7-9 young people) to ensure the young people have sufficient input from each support worker to make the sessions fulfilling and beneficial.

Music-Mondays-DSCF1242We have access to a recording studio/computer suite, performance studio and an arts & crafts/singing room. Other equipment made available to us are electric guitars, (including Gibsons, Fender Stratocasters), a full sized drum kit, electronic drum kit, electronic keyboards, DJ decks, computers with garage band software, percussion instruments, mics and amps, as well as some percussion instruments to complement the resources. We also make use of the internet and are able to project song lyrics on a huge TV screen so we can run karaoke sessions. We are working in Partnership with Southway – South Leeds Youth Hub, who have enabled us to access these facilities at a very competitive rate.

We strive for our teenagers and young adults to:-

Increase sociability and confidence

  • Feel happier
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Learn new skills
  • Experience more choice in leisure and social activities.

The group meets at:

South Leeds Youth Hub, Middleton Road, Leeds LS10 3JA. Please follow the link to a location map.

Each block has 6 sessions, every Monday during term time between 6.30-8.30pm. Young people should be able to attend all 6 sessions in the block they are registered for. The cost per child / young person is £7 per week. Parents and carers are responsible for getting their child/young person to and from the venue as LWCA do not have transport facilities.

Places are allocated through a self-referral system. The application form is available as a download at the bottom of this page.   Alternatively a social worker/lead professional may also make an application on your behalf.

Music Mondays is part funded by Leeds City Council

Please go to our vacancies page if you are interested in working on the Project.

If you want to find out more or submit an application to join the project the following downloads should have all the information you need but If you would like to speak to somebody about this project just phone the LWCA Office and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.