Although we are only one month into 2024 the current group of four young creatives involved in our No Barriers mentoring programme have taken part in over 15 sessions! Sessions have included: shadowing live sound and lighting; spending time in the recording studio with one-to-one tutoring and access to professional level equipment; and workshops on stage presence, using social media effectively, composition and film techniques.  

 The whole direction of the programme is led by the mentees themselves and their projects are bespoke to their own interests. With the support of The Met staff the mentees are developing in confidence, learning new techniques, gaining an insight into the music industry and having fun exploring their own creativity.  

 Currently, one mentee has been developing confidence in the recording studio and “can’t wait for each session!” and he’s even now looking for opportunities to get on stage at open mic nights. Whilst another has been on a very intense journey of composing and mixing new music for a spoken-word performance, something which “I couldn’t have done without The Met’s support”. The music industry also includes the visual and two mentees are working on creating music videos, one to their own original piece, and having the chance to use professional equipment as well as learn from industry experts is “really cool and insightful”.   

 If you are aged 16-25 years old, identify as being neurodivergent and/or disabled and would like to have the opportunity to gain valuable and practical experience within a live music venue please get in touch with us at 

 With many thanks to all The Met mentors for making the sessions so engaging and sharing what it’s really like working in the music industry.