Young music makers – sign up for a crash course

13 February 2019

Written by: School Ground Sounds

Arts, culture and events - Children and young people - Jobs and skills

Apply now for a 7-week course for Lambeth 16-24-year olds looking for a career in the music industry on stage or behind the scenes – leading up to a live showcase at Pop Brixton.


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Young music makers – sign up for a crash course

Lambeth Music Services supports the GRIT school – workshops for young people in Lambeth looking for a career in the music industry

What does the GRIT school offer?

  • Free workshops from major and indie label representatives, music publishers, artist managers, established musicians, producers and songwriters..
  • Studio time, rehearsal space and opportunities to collaborate with local aspiring musicians.
  • Chance to perform or work behind the scenes at the GRIT School Live showcase Wednesday 22 May at Pop Brixton.
  • A chance to widen a professional network in the music industry.
  • Pathways into the industry with a chance of internships with BMG, Mahogany & more. – last year three dedicated GRIT schoolers got guaranteed internships in different music industry sectors.
  • One to one support and advice on developing a professional portfolio including CV and cover letters.

Is the GRIT School for me?

Yes, if you’re:

  • A 16 – 24-year-old living in Lambeth
  • active as a musician, aspiring to work in the music industry behind the scenes, or have a developing interest in music
  • looking to develop as a performer and network with people already in the industry.
  • It can be especially valuable for young people looking for opportunities who are not currently in education, employment or training.
  • The Grit School is funded by the Arts Council and offered for free to those who are offered a place.


“The Grit School course was super useful – it has given me vital insights and new skills that will stay with me forever in my career in music, and I got to meet a group of some of the most lovely and talented young people in London, who I have been collaborating with since the course ended.’  – Leo, multi-instrumentalist & producer- 2017 GRIT School.

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‘The best decision of my life to date. I learnt so much about the music industry, about my instrument, ensemble performance, and much more. I have grown immensely as a result of the workshops about performance technique and stage presence. I met so many musicians my own age who I will continue to create music with. It has given me self confidence and the drive to pursue my career in music.’- Mia, singer /songwriter. – 2018 GRIT School

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