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Studio time! Prince’s charity funds courses

06 March, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

THE Princes Trust is giving 20 young people a chance to work at an iconic King’s Cross music studio where the likes of Noel Gallagher and Lily Allen have recorded.

The 10-week course at Tileyard Studios, just off York Way, will happen twice a year and it is open to people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 18 to 30. It is the first time that The Prince’s Trust, a charity set up by Prince Charles in the 1970s, has invested in an education programme in the music industry.

Chayley Smith, 18, who is on the course, said: “I sing and play the guitar, but I want to learn the other side of working in the music industry and meet others in the industry. I want to be a ­producer and work on other people’s music.

“This has helped my confidence and anxiety so much, as I know whenever I’m having a bad day, I have friends and people here that I can talk to and that I trust. I have a support system here that I’ve never had before and that’s everything.”

Course fees will be paid by The Prince’s Trust and Tileyard Impact.

 

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