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...


STEP FORWARD SHANE

In the space of just over a year 19 year old Shane's life has totally changed. Here are Shane's own thoughts on his time at PMZ... What were you like before you came to PMZ? "Before I came to PMZ I didn't want to do anything. Stuff was hard at home and I wasn't doing anything in general. I was like a nobody who just didn't care". How did you come across…

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STEP FORWARD SHANE

MIKE - THE SOUND MASTER

Mike is in his early 20s. He has cerebral palsy and dyslexia and doesn't read or write. But nothing stops him when it comes to music. He loves music. He loves helping people.  Mike has been described more than once as a true ambassador for Plymouth Music Zone and the team here can’t quite believe how much his confidence has grown since he first engaged with the project many years…

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MIKE - THE SOUND MASTER

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