We can learn from our mistakes.
In 2018, 69,622 prisoners were released back onto our streets.*
48 % will reoffend within a year of release.
Finding Rhythms’ aim is to create a generation of prisoners who are less likely to reoffend.
We do this through music.
Finding Rhythms’ aim is to change people and society through making music.
Finding Rhythms runs intensive education projects in prisons and community settings. Learners are challenged to write, compose and record an album of original music.
Learners build personal and social skills, and have the chance to earn an Edexcel-accredited BTEC in employability skills.
To date we have worked with 502 learners in 24 prisons and 5 community venues and prisons. We have helped 264 people to earn a BTEC award, and published 38 albums of original music.*
*Figures correct as at September 2019
Tracks from our projects have been played on BBC World Service and Radio 6 Music, and in 2019 our learners won 22 Koestler Awards for art made in prison.
“It has improved my confidence, ability to work in groups. Shown me what I can do which I never knew before. The praise I have received from good work has given me a sense of purpose.” , Project participant