A message to our participants, partners & supporters
Firstly, we hope you are all safe and well, and that you found a way to handle the sudden changes and tests Covid-19 threw at us all.
As an organisation that delivers its work face-to-face, the Coronavirus posed an immediate threat to the continuation of Soundmix’s normal operations, and presented us with the challenge of finding new ways through which to deliver our valuable music education, enrichment and wellbeing support services to our young client group.
Through the dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm of Soundmix’s tutors, staff and Board, we were able to successfully adapt to the unexpected and abrupt changes imposed on us, by transferring delivery of our business activities and music workshops online, developing educational videos allowing unlimited around the clock access, and delivering instruments to participants for home use (where requested); all tailored to communicate with and support the needs of a client group with limited and varying levels of English language skills.
This move to a largely digital presence helped to minimise the impact of the virus on our activities and those we engage with – namely, the young people who rely on Soundmix to provide a safe space where they can express themselves, gain confidence in their learning, abilities and achievements, and have fun connecting with others – at the most crucial and needed of times.
Positively, the Coronavirus pandemic has given us the opportunity to review and reconsider how we might shape and deliver our services in the future, in a way that will allow us to extend our reach and increase our impact; improve our work and ways of working; and broaden our connections, networks and partnerships.
Turning to the future, we very much look forward to being able to draw on the unexpected insight gained during this most unusual of times, and keeping you informed of our progress as we evolve as an organisation.
To you all – stay safe, well and connected.
The Soundmix Team