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'Isaac Hughes-Dennis' - Just So Festival 2015:

Hi George, Hi Tim,
I have done workshops with you at a number of Just So Festivals, and last year you got me to play one of my own songs on the main stage.

I have now recorded an E.P. of my own songs you can listen to it:here


'Williams Mum' - Just So Festival 2015:

We would like to thank you giving William the chance to be on stage at the Just So Festival again this year 2015 and we wanted to write you a testimonial.
When we met you 2 years ago William's confidence had hit rock bottom, he was having a tough time in school and it had made him feel very sad, stressed and very low about himself. He has always had an interest in music and we had used it as an escape for him, he had just started guitar lessons.

He was drawn to your tent and went straight to the guitars and started playing - you noticed him playing gave him a gold nugget and invited him to take part in a workshop - Band for a Day. William was so nervous about getting up and performing on the stage and very nearly didn't go on at all. Your encouragement and praise helped him to be brave, as well as getting Dad up with him and hide behind a speaker. I (his Mum) recorded his performance - good job it was recorded as I couldn't see for the tears rolling down my face with the emotions that were overpowering knowing what it took my son to stand on that stage and then he did this amazing guitar solo bit and I was in pieces.
William was on a emotional high when he came off the stage, a real turning moment as he realised he could do amazing things with a little bit of courage to face his fears.

So this year 12 months on he's a different child, he changed schools, had counselling about his feelings and couldn't wait to show you how he had improved on his guitar. It made his day that you remembered him and his performance and once again gave him another chance to perform.

This year he didn't need Dad hiding behind the speaker and we stood proud at the front and cheered him on. You were not aware of what William was going through that first year we met you it wasn't something we spoke about, now William is proud as to how far he has come. Thank you for giving him that chance to make him believe in himself.

Terry Barrow, Event Organiser, Saxfest

Your workshops really had great feedback from everyone I have spoken to. Believe me, I do know a lot of people around the Town. The workshops showed people from any age what could be done with your expertise in assisting them ‘Live their dream’ of playing something musical, especially at a festival. It was proven by the amount of people who visited you and showing their love of music. I believe you rely on funding as much as we do and I can only say we shall do our utmost to repeat what we did this year in 2016. Your marquee showed professionalism at the best and I will take no hesitation to asking your organisation to come back next year

Stuart Bailey, Head Teacher, Parkside PRU

”These guys are great, helping us to become the first PRU in the country to gain Gold Artsmark award”

Mr T Kerr, Head of Education, Ryes School

”...a specialist school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties ...weekly tuition gave this student not only a valuable experience, qualification and sense of achievement but has also contributed to him being accepted at a prestigious music college"

Leah Bowers, Stowmarket ASD Saturday Club

”The workshop was even better than I thought it would be. Tim & George completely understood what the Children needed and were able to bond with the Children very quickly gaining their trust. Not only was the workshop fun but the Children were able to develop new life skills and achieve small goals."

Welcome to Musica

Musica have been running workshops at the Just So Festival since 2010 – the video above is taken from the 2015 festival and shows three hours of workshop activity condensed down to a few seconds and is an excellent example of how Musica work with young people.

Our objectives

Musica’s objective is to promote maintain and advance the creative education of the public; This is done through participation in creative activities, in particular music, to improve the self-esteem wellbeing and life chances of people of all ages who are disadvantaged by personal circumstances such as disability, ill health, poverty or isolation.

Musica is a specialist company devoted to creative learning using music as its medium as well as the arts. The workshop leaders have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients including Pupil Referral Units, Mental Health, Education (Primary, High Schools, Further Education Institutions), Physically Disabled, Prisons, Young Offenders, Children’s Homes, Extended Schools and Festivals.

What are the benefits?

For some people learning can be difficult and by using music as a medium it enables access to learning for those who find the mainstream school curriculum does not fit or suit their needs. For Children in or out of the school system, (or attending PRU’s etc..) creative development improves learning and progress in all subjects and areas.

The act of playing music or engaging in artistic pursuits releases natural chemicals into the body which creates a natural high and a more positive outlook.

The Opportunity

For those attending mainstream schools the chance to do something new and different with music and the arts. Learning those important life and interpersonal skills that are in ever increasing demand when entering the field of work.


A chance to find out about yourself and your colleagues outside of the work environment with everyone on the same footing and without the usual hierarchy of business. Working as a team to achieve your collective goals.

Mental Health

Music is a great way of increasing confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. The feeling of accomplishment very often for the first time only has a positive impact on someone’s life.


A chance to improve cognitive co-ordination and movement through the medium of music and the arts.

All our Educational Music Workshops are bespoke and tailored to suit your specific requirements.