Giving Nambucca Valley youth the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge

Mae Douglas. Photos: Liv Parker
Mae Douglas. Photos: Liv Parker

It's plugged in and turned on ... the new Ready Set Go Music Mentorship Program for Youth, and its all happening at the Music Station in Macksville.

The Ready Set Go Program gives young people in the Nambucca Valley the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and experience in different aspects of the music industry with support from local professional mentors.

The Creative Youth Council is a group of community minded musicians, including Robert Torelli, Dee Bee Bishop, Alicia Parry and Thomas Mann.

The group are keen to encourage and help develop the next generation of creative and musical minds in the Nambucca Valley.

Dylan Mann

Dylan Mann

Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) and the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) are providing support and funding for the initiative.

"If we want to get serious about opportunities for young people we need to stop talking and start doing." CEO of RDAMNC Kerry Grace said.

"Not only will these young people be exposed to the best of creative industries tuition in the region, they will also learn employability skills and gain confidence to help prepare them for future job pathways."

Workshops run fortnightly at the Music Station. If you are interested in participation in the Ready Set Go program, the first workshop starts October 19, 5.30pm with a Mixing and Editing workshop with renowned music producer Stewart Peters.

Register your interest via cycreadysetgo@gmail.com or follow their Facebook Page @CreativeYouthCouncilMacksville.

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