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Fortitude Through Music

Successfully running for over 7 years! ‘Fortitude Through Music’ is an SONIG Youth Music Industry flagship initiative. 

Fortitude is an exciting 8 week course for those who have an interest and passion in music and the creative industries

The project is delivered through RecRock, independent tutors and funded through RCT Families First. 

Suitable for Beginners

Fortitude Through Music is for participants living in Rhondda Cynon Taf, and are aged between 16 – 24.

The project in addition, supports young people who are not currently in education, employment, or training. Teaching valuable new skills and experiences from professionals within the creative industries.


Learning New Skills

Whether you sing, play an instrument, or want to gain more confidence or encouragement. Then Fortitude is the course for you!

All abilities welcome for the duration of the course. Participants will touch on subjects, such as song recording, in addition to making music videos and many more!

Empowering Your Future

Mental health is arguably one of the most difficult factors in everyday lives for young people. From anxiety to autism, we understand this can add difficulty for the future. At Fortitude we aim to empower you through the means of music.

The course is also the perfect opportunity for you to help tackle and manage your circumstances. Through self-development techniques but also having fun along the way, by playing some music!


Fortitude Through Music FAQ

Fortitude FAQ

Fortitude is an exciting music focused 8 week course for young people who have an interest in music

Living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and aged between 16 – 25

Whether you just like to listen to music or would like to have a go at writing songs, this course is a chance to meet with like-minded people and learn new skills!

Try out playing instruments, song writing, rapping, singing, making a music video and find out about other roles in music & the creative industries by chatting to our professional tutors.

 Fortitude Through Music Course is held every year in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Courses are 2 days a week with a timeframe of 10am – 3:30pm

Fortitude Through Music 2023 will run between Oct – Dec 2023 

If you would like to find out more about our next Fortitude course or other similar music-related activities, please complete our contact form

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Fortitude is a pre – employability project that utilises Music and the Creative Industries to develop transferable employability skills and to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in young people aged 16 – 24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Everyone gets involved in music making and learning activities over an 8 – 10 week course (2 days a week) and engages in all kinds of activities such as songwriting, instrument and performance, tuition, voice coaching, music video production and much more.

They also receive tutor support to look at the barriers in the way of them following their aspirations in life.

This course covers music from acoustic songwriting to rap, and the groups work towards a final showcase event to celebrate course completion.

It aims not only to build their skills within music and creativity, but also their confidence and ‘resilience toolbox’. It opens their minds to careers as practising creatives, artists & musicians as well many other roles within music, and the creative industries, while also raising their aspirations.

The project not only supports participants to reflect on their own aspirations as artists & creative practitioners but also asks that participants work collaboratively towards the creation of a shared song and music video to showcase as part of their end of course performance.

Participants work collaboratively towards the creation of a shared song and music video to showcase as part of their end of course performance. Alongside this participants also receive individual support to identify possible barriers inhibiting them from fully participating in this process.

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