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...


LYNSEY - AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL

Meet Lynsey Dart, musician, singer, actress, dancer, all round performer …. and much, much more.  This is Lynsey’s story.  It’s a story of exceptional positivity, courage, resilience and just to top it all, Lynsey has the loudest laugh you’ve ever heard and a wicked sense of humour! Lynsey came to Plymouth Music Zone as one of PMZ’s first Big Lottery…

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LYNSEY - AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL

TYLER'S TALE

Plymouth Music Zone uses special musical respite sessions with many young people who may be facing really tough times or going through particularly rough changes in their lives. We try to offer a safe space to allow them to pause the outside world for a while so they can concentrate on how truly wonderful they are. Tyler wanted to say a few words about how it was for him... …

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TYLER'S TALE

JOHN JOINS UP

John is a resident at Devonport Views Residential Home. He is a full time carer for his wife who has Parkinson’s disease. Sometimes he runs errands for other residents too. John doesn’t have much time for himself and he also has health and mobility problems of his own. John first encountered PMZ as part of the ‘Keep Singing, Keepsake’ project - an inter-generational …

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JOHN JOINS UP