What we do

Making Tracks is a music project run by the Irene Taylor Trust. During the project you will create, rehearse, record and perform new tracks from scratch in just a few days. No previous musical experience is needed. You will learn how to play instruments by forming a band alongside professional musicians. Together you will create new tracks which you will then record and perform in a gig. The follow on sessions will allow you to continue developing your skills through individual lessons and group workshops. By taking part in the course you can work towards achieving a level 1 accreditation Arts Award.

Do I need to have any musical experience to take part?

No. You will work with a talented team of professional musicians who will teach you. If you have played before they can help and support you to develop your skills and learn new things. All equipment is provided. There will be plenty of instruments to choose from, plus the opportunity to get up on the mic. All styles of music are welcome!

What can I expect?

  • To write new songs
  • To rehearse, record and perform with a live band
  • To work with a team of professional musicians
  • To make new friends
  • Refreshments to be provided
  • To achieve a Level 1 accreditation
  • 3 copies of the CD created
  • Support to find other opportunities after the project

Former Making Tracks participant Lucine talks about her experience of taking part and performs: