Abram Wilson Foundation For Creative Arts

Future Sound 2021

Future Sound 2021 Help us to offer vulnerable young people new skills and confidence through a high-quality music education programme (in school and online) in partnership with aspirational, diverse professional musicians who are rising stars of the music scene. We’re working together to address the attainment gap and lack of equity in music.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158781)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


The young people we work with face significant barriers to accessing music education including race, gender, ethnicity, low income, disruptive home lives and familial pressure to pursue more traditional qualifications. Due to the Covid pandemic, the barriers faced by our young people have never been greater. Many issues including difficult home lives, mental health and poverty have been exacerbated by the current situation, with little to no outlets for youth to escape and express themselves creatively.


Future Sound is a high-quality music education programme delivered in schools in areas of high deprivation as well as offered as a digital programme, available online to all. In partnership with aspirational and exciting young professional musicians, we deliver: -Pre-recorded short music tutorials on YouTube -Interactive, live music education webinars -Online coaching sessions to develop students’ band/music and confidence/aspirations -Live in-school workshop programme focused on composition, performance, recording and how to build a music career.

  • “It’s a way to embrace who you are and it’s really fun.”

    — Future Sound participant

  • “They can walk away from this (project) feeling like even though I’m not where I wanna be right now in relation to my instrument, or my life there are people out there doing it so why can’t I?”

    — Yohan Kebede, Future Sound workshop leader and member of Kokoroko

  • “Yesterday’s session with @oscjerome was superb! What an amazing opportunity for young people who love to write music.”

    — Future Sound Digital Webinar Attendee

  • “(It's) an amazing opportunity. It provides…this extracurricular provision that is just not possible in schools and this amazing opportunity to work with professional musicians…young professional musicians who are really exciting and really inspirational…There's just nothing like it otherwise.”

    — Sophie Sayer, Head of Music, Mossbourne Community Academy.