Phase one of Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham is focused on 14–18-year-olds who live or go to school in H&F and is being delivered by the Tri-borough Music Hub.
The phase is an ambitious music programme running throughout 2022 that focuses on three genres: music production and technology, hip-hop and rap, and songwriting.
The Big Gig Take 1, H&F’s biggest music gig of the summer, and the upcoming Big Gig Take 2 are both part of phase one of Sounds like H&F.
Young Music Producers Board
Phase one’s Young Music Producers Board supported the planning and delivery of The Big Gig Take 1.
The Board members, made up of residents aged 14-25, selected the acts who performed on the day, helped decide the gig’s line up and planned and ran the event with support from the Tri-borough music hub.
Musical fun outside of school
Phase one has seen plenty of musical fun outside of school, including a free 10-week music production course for 14-18-year-olds who live or study in the borough – and there’s more coming this autumn.
Getting involved in schools
Through phase one Sounds like H&F also supported musical education in the borough’s classrooms.
Working in partnership with the Rhythm Studio Foundation the Tri-borough Music Hub created bespoke programmes to support music making, self-expression, creativity and culture within secondary schools.
Phase one’s involvement in classrooms has also included resources for music educators to support their teaching of music production, hip-hop and song writing for students in Key Stages 3-5.
The resources are all linked with the national curriculum, covering GCSE, Btec and A-Level exam boards.
You can access these teaching resources here:
You can access music production video tutorials here:
- music production support video tutorial for Key Stage 3
- music production support video tutorial for Key Stage 4
- music production support video tutorial for Key Stage 5.
This also included the creation of additional resources:
For teaching young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, specific resources were also created:
- Sounds like H&F syllabus for teaching young people with SEN
- additional resources for teaching young people with SEN.
Workshops in schools
H&F schools were also eligible for free in school music workshops, led by industry specialists, focused on music production, hip-hop or songwriting.
The Tri-borough Music Hub also ran four training webinars for music teachers and educators within the borough. These focused on how to teach music production, hip-hop and rap, and songwriting.
You can now access the recordings of these webinars on Vimeo.