Musica meet Professor Stephen Hawking

In July 2014 Musica representatives Tim Ainslie & George Fothergill were thrilled to meet with Professor Stephen Hawking who has expressed an interest in Musica’s work. Musica plan to meet with the Professor again in the near future to discuss in more detail the work Musica does with people who have disabilities of any kind.

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Parkside Rockschool Qualification – Jul 2014

Ipswich Music Day – CSV Project Band Performances - Jul 2014

CSV Project Band Performances

Musica at Glastonbury 2014

Castle Hill Rocks - Oct 2013 to Jul 2014

Funded by The Big Local Trust, 20 week project offering weekly music workshop sessions at Castle Hill Community Centre, Ipswich and working towards an Arts Award qualification.

It’s always nice to receive written feedback from parents of children who have benefited from what the work we have done with them, here’s two recent testimonials which we’re very pleased about:

To: rosie@musica
Subject: Musica – Castle Hill

Dear Rosie, George and Tim,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the excellent gig you organised on Monday night (14/07/14) at the Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich. It was really great to see the kids all come together and play their hearts out in front of parents as well as strangers and/ pub customers.  I know Elliot enjoyed it immensely. Here’s to future projects and you taking on many more children/young adults and turning them into rock stars!

Many thanks and kind regards

Jo Ball
(Elliot Jerome’s mum)

Subject: Big Thank you to Musica

Dear Tim and George and everyone involved at Musica,

can I take this opportunity to thank you so much for all the help advice and guidance you have given my son Sean and his band ‘Some people’ (so that’s Jamie, Joss and Elliot too) They came as a band and now know an awful lot more about the music business and the technical stuff. That’s down to you, but also all the encouragement you have given them  and honest comments. Just listening to them talking to each other about music and arrangements etc it is obvious that you have had a massive impact. They all love coming and look forward to every Tuesday rain, hail or snow and all the little gems you clearly come up with every week. Really hope it continues next year!
Best Wishes
Geoff and Christabel Reynish

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Suffolk County Council - Guitar Workshops - July 2014

Guitar group workshops run weekly during school term times for Young People with additional needs; some of these students are studying formal Rockschool music qualifications.


CSV Ipswich - Alternative Education - July 2014

Alternative Education for students unable to access mainstream further education. One to One guitar sessions, group work, developing social and life skills. Formal Rockschool music qualifications.

Inside Out - 'Creative Wellbeing' 2010 - Present Day

A 3 Year project for adults with mental health difficulties involving music workshops resulting in Performances at Music In The Park, (Christchurch Park, Ipswich) Recording a CD and Radio play on Ipswich Community Radio.

Kesgrave High School - African Drumming Sessions - Jun 2014

May Day Festival - Alexandra Park Ipswich - May 2014

VXM Project Band Performances