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Bristol Youth Studios

Ages 13-17

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Bristol Youth Studios is a new modern music programme created by Bristol Beacon for 13 – 17 year olds.

Come along to meet the tutors and experiment making music in the state-of-the-art studios.

Bristol Youth Studios is a space to experiment with making music, try something new and collaborate with others. Recreate some of your favourite tracks or work on your own original music whilst learning music production, DJ skills, rap and vocals.

Day: Tuesdays during term time

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Ability: Open to all (Beginners – Advanced)

Ages: 13-17

Have the freedom to experiment, but also learn

Javeon – Bristol Youth Studios tutor

What you will learn

With support from a friendly tutor team of professional musicians, you will learn:

  • Music Production
  • DJ skills
  • Rap
  • Vocals

Sessions are open for anyone age 13-17, from complete beginners to those looking to develop existing music and performance skills.

Bristol Youth Studio sessions are flexible and led by the interests of the participants, with the option of group and individual tuition.

Join Bristol Youth Studios today and get access to state-of-the-art music production and recording studios, along with regular performance opportunities and tuition from expert professional musicians.

Meet the tutors

Javeon

Lead tutor Javeon is a singer and songwriter.

He has had tracks featured as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World and on Mistajam’s Inbox Fresh, rated by Idris Elba and Groove Armada. He is a sought after songwriter and has worked with artists including: Tory Lanez, Clean Bandit and 5AM.

Javeon has has also previously worked alongside Bristol Beacon as an artist mentor as part of our creative development programmes.

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Chiara

Chiara is a producer, DJ and label owner.

Alongside performing, Chiara has worked as a music educator for Creative Youth Network, BIMM Bristol and in theatre sound production.

Her passion for underground music developed the creation of two event companies along with track releases on bass focused labels, and radio plays on Subtle FM, Noods radio and BBC introducing.

Ngaio

Ngaio is a singer, songwriter, DJ and spoken word artist.

Ngaio’s neo-soul vocals and jazz inspired tracks have been played on Radio 1 & 1XTRA. She has played festivals including Glastonbury and is musical director of a DJ collective and choir.

Ngaio is also a multi disciplinary artist and journalist, working on filming projects with Netflix and BBC.

Jack

Jack is a grime MC and rapper.

He has released three albums and worked with MCs including Eyez, Hitman and Jammz and has performed at venues including Motion and Lakota as well as Love Saves the Day Festival.

In 2019 he became the first Bristolian to make it onto Lord of the Mics, a project by grime artist Jammer of recorded  ‘clashes’ between MCs.

Omari

Omari is a Bristol based producer and DJ.

As a grime producer he has worked with Spyro and Lil Nasty, as well as being featured by Stormzy on his Beats show playlist.

He has made several releases through prestigious Coyote Records and worked alongside Bristol grime crew Cheese & Bread.

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Alex

Alex is a performer, composer, and producer.

Alex has worked with Charles Hazlewood, PJ Harvey, Bibio (Warp Records), The Terra Collective, Aardman Animations, and the BBC among many others.

Alex has been working as a community musician for over 18 years, working with a wide range of organisations from all over the UK.

How to book

Enrolment is managed through our online registration portal, SpeedAdmin. Enrolling via SpeedAdmin should be straightforward, but if you should have difficulty, here are some useful steps to follow.

  • Click the enrol button on this page to access the SpeedAdmin enrolment page.
  • If you already have a SpeedAdmin account, please login to your existing one to avoid multiple accounts being created.
  • Follow the steps on SpeedAdmin to complete your registration including: course selection, student details, payer details.
  • When complete, we will be in tough to arrange payment for your chosen ensemble.

Bursaries

Music is for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Bristol Beacon offers a variety of bursaries and subsidised instrumental opportunities for children and young people in Bristol schools.

Find out about our range of bursaries, eligibility criteria, how to apply and start your musical journey with us today.

The venue

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Covid-19 Safety Measures

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this session.

There are currently no restrictions in place, though strongly encouraged:

  Register with NHS Test and Trace app

  Wear a face covering

  Stick to your allocated drop off time

  Follow one-way signage

  Be respectful of other people’s personal space

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