Drop-In Jam is a mobile music production program that will work with 30-40 young people in 2018, giving them the opportunity to write and record their own original music.
It also provides hands-on experience with industry standard equipment for students who have a passion for music and who may be interested in pursuing a career in audio production and the music industry generally.
Drop-In Jam offers an early introduction into the music industry and a clear pathway for students considering further education.
Daystar Foundation has a long history in delivering music programs that change outcomes for young people.
Up until 2015, Daystar worked with the Australian Children’s Music Foundation and Golden Guitar winner Alan Caswell in several schools, with some students winning the Australian Schools Songwriting Competition.
One of the students was sponsored by law firm, Clayton Utz to study Flamenco guitar in Spain and subsequently featured on an album recorded by Alan Caswell.
For many years, we also collaborated with Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, to support students diagnosed with a behaviour and/or emotional disorder, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder.
These disorders often lead students to aggression and other anti-social behaviour. The program was so impactful that Nordoff-Robbins now runs their own in-school programs.
The program includes:
Access to modern recording and sound equipment
A dedicated music and sound studio
Music theory and practice
Instrument tuition (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums)
Professional instruction by a fully trained sound and recording engineer
Certificate 2 in Music
Drop-In Jam is run at Bonnyrigg Youth Centre and in the schools.