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...


JIMMY - DRUMMING UP SUCCESS

Jimmy Gullis is a promising drummer and bassist and hopes one day to become a gigging musician like his dad, earning a living from music. Jimmy has been a familiar face at Plymouth Music Zone for the last seven years. At age five he tried out a percussion workshop and it all began from there! A regular at the after school club ‘Jam Band’, Jimmy has got involved in so many oppor…

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JIMMY - DRUMMING UP SUCCESS

JOSIE'S MUSICAL JOURNEY

Josie Newton, performer, songwriter and recording artist, first came to Plymouth Music Zone seven years ago as a participant, but her musical journey began long before that. Josie was brought up listening to music and knew what she wanted from the start. She says she wrote her first ‘proper’ song at 13, but music and songwriting were in her from the beginning. She was singing f…

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JOSIE'S MUSICAL JOURNEY

THE MAGIC OF MO

Mo is a resident at St Paul's Court in Plymouth. She plays the piano like the most consummate professional. She loves music and has her own 'spot' in our weekly 'Keep Singing, Keepsake' sessions that we hold at many residential homes and sheltered housing schemes throughout the city. When Mo was younger, she and her husband used to go into the same kind of places where she l…

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THE MAGIC OF MO