Making Music, Changing Lives (MMCL) develops the skills of children and young people through teaching them how to play a musical instrument.

Stories From Our Members

Caitlin’s Story

I started MMCL as a volunteer around four years ago. I hadn’t thought about learning an instrument other than how cool I thought it would be if I did.

Lewis’s Story

I was six years old when I first took part in Summer School of the new project Making Music, Changing Lives. It was a very interesting and fun week..

Domini’s Story

One can see progress from week to week and Jan provides an exciting mix of repertoire. I have to admit that I can’t wait for Tuesdays to come round!

Naomi’s Story

I’ve been a part of MMCL for as long as I can remember, I began as a violin player and travelled through instruments like trumpet, guitar and trombone.

Get Involved

We believe that music enables our members to flourish, developing an increased sense of self-worth, confidence, raised aspirations, and improved quality of life. Our work brings together people of all ages, creating a strong community spirit and a deep sense of pride through musical achievement.

Our Staff and Supporters

MMCL is lucky enough to have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers that help our members learn to play an instrument.

Jan Gould

Director of Music & Violin/Viola Teacher

James Brookmyre

Producer & Clarinet Teacher