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...


TAZ - TAKES TEMPO UPBEAT

Doesn't matter what challenges are thrown in Taz's way. She soars above them all. At 13 years old she is one of the wisest young heads in the building and one of Plymouth Music Zone’s previously unsung heroes. She never complains, always encourages others and works well as part of a group or on her own because she shows passion in everything she does. Taz is a mainstay of Plym…

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TAZ - TAKES TEMPO UPBEAT

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…

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PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

DYLAN'S ROCK

9 year old Dylan's mum named him after Bob Dylan after seeing him in concert 32 times. She says music runs in their family and Dylan loves it too. Dylan is autistic. His mum Leanne wanted to share the difference that PMZ had made to her and her son's life... HOW DID DYLAN COME TO BE INVOLVED IN PMZ? "Dylan was part of an autistic group that was doing some music sessions in …

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DYLAN'S ROCK