Changing Lives

Music MAKING a DIFFERENCE?

Plymouth Music Zone's youngest ever participant was 9 days old - the oldest is 94 and counting. So many stories to tell. Stories of change. Stories of courage. Stories that inspire...

When a person first comes through the door at Plymouth Music Zone it means the world to us that they finally leave having had an experience that has had a truly positive impact. Whether it's feeling more confident, listened to, more self-expressed, less isolated and lonely, having made new friends, having a sense of achievement from creating something or performing in front of a crowd, feeling more valued and accepted for who they are, excited about their new found talent, or having a new found firm belief in themselves as a musician - some kind of difference that's meant the world to them...

Here are just a few of the PMZ stories where your support really does help music to make a difference...


PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

Sam was originally part of the Funky Llama project we did with the Theatre Royal Plymouth, a project to help people with learning disabilities create their own cabaret show. He then became part of our 1-2-1 music mentoring scheme and spent some time trying to build up to performing on stage. Sam found that singing really helped with his stammer as he could get lost in the music. For many months the PMZ building echoed to the sound of Sam singing slushy Robbie Williams, Elton John and Take That songs as Sam learned to play guitar and sing along to the soundtracks while working with music leader Tom. 

After a number of months, Sam built up the confidence and nerve to perform. Seconds before going on stage he was visibly shaking. Seconds after he finished he was recorded as having the biggest smile that has ever been on his face. And now he wants to do it again. 

 

Sam doing one of his first performances

at PMZ's annual concert...

 


The power of music is in your hands too...so thank you. 


 

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PLAY IT AGAIN SAM