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Musicians - make a difference to the lives of young people at risk

A Sound Life
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Musicians: Your love of music could make a huge difference to the lives of at-risk young people.

The Youth Sound Mentoring program, provides music mentorship to disadvantaged young people, helping them to achieve their potential as artists and human beings. Come and join us as mentor and we will provide you with the training, guidance and the opportunity to mentor a young person based on your skillset e.g. whether that be in production, songwriting, singing, guitar, keyboard or other. Music mentoring is such fulfilling journey that can transform not just your life, but the life of a disadvantaged young person in need of confidence, positive role models and an outlet for their creativity.

** Benefits to being a music mentor **

  • Receive music mentor training, free, that will equip you to mentor and work with youth at risk
  • An enriching and fun way to give back to the community through music.
  • A sense of reward from empowering young people and watching them as they build their confidence, skills, and musical output
  • Meet people from all walks of life and get involved in a music based community of like-minded people
  • Build your own life skills and industry skills e.g. confidence working as a producer with people, music teaching and chops, musical abilities, leadership and more
  • Receive new work references and invaluable work experience applicable to a range of fields from music producers/engineers, to community musicians/music therapists, to music teaching, youth working, counselling, management etc
  • On-job training and development provided

** Experience required **

Proficiency in ONE of the following:

  • Using DAW, handling music equipment, recording and songwriting
  • Instrument proficiency (e.g. in an instrument such as drums, singing, guitar, keyboard, percussion, or other etc)
  • Vocal coaching
  • Creative coaching
  • Navigating the music industry

** Commitment **

  • Minimum 10 x 1.5 hour mentoring sessions
  • Must be available at least once a fortnight (on a weekday afternoon) between June and December 2021.
  • Choice to attend mentoring sessions at Auburn Youth Centre, Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre or Virtual Sessions over Zoom.
  • Be responsible and able to act as a role model for young people.
  • Attend a 1/2 day training and induction session
  • While this is a volunteering role, it would need to be treated with the same seriousness as a professional job or undertaking.