Number of completed questionnaires – 19
Why do you come and attend music workshops at Soft Touch?
Because guitar is my favourite
Came here to gain knowledge abour producing music and start my career.
Make music (7)
I love music
Because I want to become a rapper
Progress in music (3)
Come to an informed decision about my future
To have fun and stay out of trouble
Music is my passion and it’s a good opportunity for me
I can use the facilities for free (2(
It is very fun
I am trying to form a band (2)
I am working towards lives shows and researching buildings
I am interested in doing my own music project/demo
I like the vibe. I don’t have the software or a mac. I like networking, meeting people. I like the environment & the workers are helpful
It’s nice to go away knowing that I’ve made something
Giving me the chance to make tracks and make something new
Do you attend anywhere else? Is there anywhere else that offers this sort of facility and experience?
Yes (3) – college (2, comment: “it’s nothing quite like this”.), Stay Free (not free)
I also go to the Friday sessions (I of the girls)
What would make your experience even better, what aren’t we doing for you?
Live performance (4)
More experience and confidence on stage
More hours (3)
More lights in studio
You’re doing everything, I love it!
Everything’s fine/perfect (2)
Better headphones (2)
Band workshops and help looking for band members
To have someone jamming with me
Help with creating drum tracks
More people coming in to help
Going to a mixed session
If you were to change one thing about the sessions what would it be?
More hours (10)
More days (3)
More events (1)
A small reading room for people who want to have a quiet time
Apart from making music, how does coming to Soft Touch make you feel?
Makes me happy (6) “It is the highlight of my week”
I feel welcome and staff are super helpful (2)
Enjoy my time
Feel at home (2)
Improves my social abilities
Welcomed and a nice social environment
Good and cosy
Learn new things
Enjoy coming and doing something that I don’t get anywhere else
Able to get out of the house
Gives me motivation
Met people to collaborate with – I made a music video, that wouldn’t have happened if I never came
Gain attention as a performer
Has coming to Soft Touch changed your outlook on the future?
Made me think about getting into the music industries.
Made me know more about music
Yes in a positive way
Made me able to believe I could do music as my career
[Shown me] something different
I initially started coming to play live instruments and practice. Since then I’ve made friends with similar music interests like John, and we are starting a band. I want to perform now and save up for a home studio.
I would really like to form a band and do gigs
Yes, a lot
Yeah, 100%. It has opened my mind a lot more and motivated me to keep on going
The poential people see in me
Have you made friends
Not too sure
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Soft Touch Arts should carry on as it’s a great experience for youth.
Keep doing what you’re doing
I look forward to the future in Soft Touch
Keep it going
This project gives people hope