Mixing music and digital stories, changing lives
An independent, cabinet office funded report recently found Noise Solution to be ‘Statistically Significant’ (see our evidence section) in impacting on the well-being of the people we work with. It was set up because sometimes, rather than trying the same thing over & over, a different approach is required.
We pair professional musicians with participants facing challenging circumstances. Tasked with making people successful at creating the music they value, we capture and share their achievements using a blog or a ‘positive digital narrative’. It is this quick mastery of a skill, combined with the easy and targeted sharing of success with the people whose opinions really matter to them that is allowing participants to reinvent themselves in a positive light.
Time after time parents, professionals and participants tell us that we act as a catalyst for positive change.
Simon Glenister – Director of Noise Solution
Practitioners and Participants
Whether You Are an Interested Professional
Or a Potential Participant
Practitioners and Participants
Whether You Are an Interested Professional...
Or a Potential Participant...
“You really can see a difference in these young people. They can come into the service being quite insular, but by the end of the project have grown in confidence and self-esteem. The feedback we’ve had from schools, families and the young people themselves has also been great, as they can’t believe the difference they are seeing.”
(Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trust, 2015)
What Noise Solution and Noise Solution Graduates Have Achieved
Overview of a Typical 10 Week Noise Solution Intervention
Slide through the steps of the 10 week intervention below.
Explore one of our participants blogs by clicking on the image below
Why it Works
Noise Solution is different to a lot of intervention programs and not just because of the medium it uses. We believe the following factors contribute to the impact we make:
- Music is a fantastic, non-threatening way of starting a dialogue, as it is something people are passionate about.
- We work through the strengths they already have, not the ‘problems’ they have experienced.
- Tangible mastery of a skill relatively quickly leads to a genuine increase in confidence.
- Positive reinforcement from those who are important to the individual builds confidence further.
- Tutors are musicians rather than teachers or agency staff etc. so can forge an un-hierarchical relationship.
- Our approach is flexible and the sessions are guided by the client, leading to increased ownership by the individual.
- The flexibility of our approach enables us to engage with isolated people in their own home.
- Our sessions can deliver meaningful qualifications in the form of Arts Awards, part of the government certification framework.
Noise Solution tutors are musicians first and foremost. Our tutors are musical mentors not music therapists; real world professional musicians helping people make the music that they relate to, whatever it might be. Our Board are professionals ranging from mental health consultants to committed and experienced social enterprise managers, making sure we retain and deliver the focus on positive social outcomes, helping as many of those who need it as possible.
*Based on a 10 week intervention, Bronze arts award and studio time
Each individual case is different and the best way to make a decision about how Noise Solution can work for your clients is to speak to us, so please do get in touch if you would like to find out more.
What we can say is that with 92% of the thirty-eight organisations we have worked with over the past six years re-commissioning us to run subsequent programs, we are pretty confident that we deliver value for money for the vast majority of the people we work with.
Our sessions can pretty much take place anywhere from participant’s houses to schools and recording studios. A normal set of sessions will see us working for 5 weeks at the participant’s home then 5 weeks in a recording studio local to the participant.
We have a group of very talented, fully vetted tutors who are professional musicians. They are also experienced in working with clients facing all sorts of challenges.
We are currently delivering across the East of England, contact us for details of where you would like us to work.
A social enterprise means that the organisation invests any profits back into the business so we can expand the services we offer.
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