Mixer Desk




Run from a professional music recording studio in the Southside Youth Hub, trainees come in for one day a week building skills around recording, editing and all aspects of music production, as well as developing an understanding of the wider music industry. This includes up to two hours of personal tuition time.

Providing practical pathways for those who aspire to work in the music industry is a key attraction, although the experience and skills are transferable to all walks of employment.

 Participants can expect to:

  • Develop production skills

  • Gain knowledge of the music industry

  • Improve self-confidence and wellbeing

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Develop a range of soft skills that are essential for progressing into work

  • Utilise industry-standard software

  • Develop time and project management skills


Referred to us by DHI, Patch spent time at Somer Valley in 2019 recovering from substance misuse and developing confidence to return to full time work.  He worked with Flash in building confidence and production skills. Patch went into a full-time job in September 2019 teaching drumming to further education students. He writes, “I have gained confidence, and am now more willing to try new things which I would normally assume I couldn’t do. These are all skills which are extremely important to someone in recovery.”
Patch’s story effectively became a pilot for Street to Studio

Street2Studio's mentor & trainer is local musician and DJ Clive ‘Flash’ who delivered a similar project for B&NES from 2005-18. Flash’s skill set and approach has a great record of making a significant difference to the lives of young people with fewer opportunities. Our customised learning is designed to help people reach their goals and fulfil their potential.

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Listen to this feature from Somer Valley Education Trust talking to one of our Street2Studio students!

Claudia Zunn introduces the Street 2 Studio project which helps young people build production skills and develop their music creativity. Here she follows Evie's journey through the programme which reveals her amazing singing voice and a new found level of confidence.

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