Pipewell Studios aim to create opportunity, creativity, teaching and learning for young people interested in creative arts and media.
The Studios will provide tuition for all ages in Broadcasting, Production, Mastering, DJ Skills, Ad Production, Voice Over Agency, Foley Training, Special FX and audio for the gaming industry. In addition we will provide a live recording studio for musicians, artists and bands. We will also provide a Vinyl Cutting service, for those whom love the ‘hands on’ feel.
The money raised will pay for the lease for the first year, new flooring and lighting, cover running costs and buy the building materials required to create 2 'floating rooms'. The first is a soundproofed recording studio, large enough to accommodate small bands, a vocal booth and a green screen. The second will be the production suite, comprising of 2 production areas for the creation of music, editing, mastering and training. This area will be large enough to host youtube discussions, facebook live programs and meetings.
With current support from Yamaha and Native Instruments the interest in this particular project is gaining momentum and we are hoping to get more non-financial support from other companies whom can help get Pipewell Studios launched within 12 weeks from this going live.
Pipewell Studios is aiming to work with services such as Rio 'Real Ideas Organisation', Addaction - dealing with addictions, the local school, Mind, Clic, Job Centre's, and various other charities and good causes, providing the facility to help during recovery, to gain confidence and self worth.
We all experience difficulties in life and mine has been no different. After suffering a 'breakdown' and following the loss of my mother, I lived 'off grid', no fixed abode, homelessness. Going through the emotional process was extremely difficult at the time, looking back however, its been the best thing to happen to me, helping me to 'reset', look at what is important, how to see clearly and understand the needs of others as well as my own. The support I received was incredible, friends, local charities and government organisations meant i could once again have a roof over my head, a chair to sit on and a bed to sleep in. Now I know how I can help others, by using the skillset i have mastered over the past few decades and providing an outlet where everyone can be heard.
Good communication skills are one of the core ways we can equip ourselves to overcome hurdles and reach for our goals more successfully. Part of the joy of this project is that I get to pass on my own knowledge to others and help them to learn how to think in a more structured manner and thus communicate their ideas better. With the students I have taught, this has also resulted in higher confidence levels and self-esteem as an added bonus.
Pipewell Studios allows every person to have a voice!
So, please donate whatever you can. Thanks for looking.