Our work supports educational settings to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum through music education, suitable for all age groups and tailored to each setting.

We include a wide range of practical activities embedding opportunities for contextualisation of knowledge and practical relevance.

Early Years

Rap + Rhyme

Explore traditional rhymes and poetry through hip-hop and modern musical genres.

  • Children will develop listening skills through interactive Hip-Hop games.
  • Use familiar traditional rhymes to explore words, melodies and movement.

  • Develop vocabulary and confidence through group performances.

Primary school

What / How

Explore themes through music and performance using high quality diverse books through rap, lyrical devices and storytelling.

  • Diverse books (Explore and Theme)
  • Identity
  • Vulnerability
  • Heritage and community
  • Music and performance

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand / build vocabulary
  • Familiarity with rap and poetic devices
  • Consolidate mathematical knowledge and skills
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Build speaking and listening skills
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Enhanced knowledge of similes, metaphors, alliteration and rhyme
  • Increased confidence in culture and identity

What / How

Explore links between poverty, rap and song in creative workshops and performance.

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand and build vocab
  • Experience teamwork and collaboration
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Learn how to confidently write poems, raps and songs
  • Enhanced rhyming and timing skills
  • Opportunity to enhance skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar

What / How

Explore choice themes to raise aspirations and explore mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Jobs and work
  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy friendships
  • Bullying
  • Social media
  • Community and identity
  • Body Image

Outcomes

  • Confidence in identity
  • Aspirational aims and values
  • Better knowledge of mental wellbeing and self care
  • Better knowledge of how to keep self and others safe on social media and the internet.

What / How

Use music software to create original music, compositions as well as write and record lyrics.

Outcomes

  • Greater appreciation of musical genres
  • Confidence in using computers and music software
  • Increased knowledge of instruments
  • Confidence using music terminology
  • Confidence in using descriptive language
  • Confidence using musical structures
  • High quality performance opportunities

Our long term projects range from a week to a term. They can cover a number of topics and activities including making a music video, song arranging, lyric writing and performances.

Rap styles project

Explore Hip-Hop and rap styles through workshop and performance while tracing it’s evolution.

Music video project

A student lead project where they will write and record songs which will be shot as a music video.

Music Showcase

Workshops creating lyrics for a chosen theme building towards a showcase.

Hip-Hop Theatre Presentation

Workshops creating Hip-Hop adaptations of classic films and stories. This will be done through lyric writing, scriptwriting and, performance workshops.

Equipping educators to promote a culturally relevant and diverse curriculum.

  • Using diverse books to support PSHE
  • Designing a Black History Month Calendar
  • History of UK Activism
  • Inspirational women in Black history
  • Freestyle games
  • How to teach and use Hip-Hop nursery rhymes
  • How to teach lyric writing

Secondary school /PRUs/ FE/HE
Youth settings

What / How

Explore themes through music and performance using high quality diverse books through music, rap, lyrical devices and storytelling.

  • Diverse books (Explore and Theme)
  • Identity
  • Vulnerability
  • Heritage and community
  • Music and performance

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand / build vocabulary
  • Familiarity with rap and poetic devices
  • Consolidate mathematical knowledge and skills
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Build speaking and listening skills
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity

What / How

Explore links between poetry, rap and song in creative workshops and performance.

  • Ladies First – Female rap workshops
  • Hip-Hop and Poetry workshops
  • Rap Workshops

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand and build vocab
  • Experience teamwork and collaboration
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Learn how to confidently write poems, raps and song.
  • Enhanced rhyming and timing skills
  • Opportunity skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar
What / How

Presentations, discussions and workshop tailored to chosen topics.

  • Lauryn Hill Masterclass
  • History of female MC’s
  • How to create a classic album
  • Music Business workshop
  • Industry guest
  • History of Black music (UK /U.S/ Jamaica)
  • History of female MCs
  • History of rap
  • History of Grime

Outcomes

  • Deeper insight into the journey of a grammy award winning female artist
  • Enhance knowledge of what it takes to create a project
  • Expand and build vocabulary
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Opportunity to network with industry guests
  • Opportunity to receive practical steps with a music project

What / How

Explore a choice theme to raise aspirations and explore mental and physical wellbeing through lyric writing and performance.

  • Jobs and work
  • Do I go to university?
  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Healthy social media lifestyle
  • Community and Identity
  • Body Image
  • Knife and gun crime
  • Sexual health
  • Female sexuality and vulnerability
  • Vulnerable girls group
  • Challenging misconceptions and stereotypes
  • OT – A workshop and discussion exploring the practice of young people going to the countryside from the inner city to engaging in illegal activity
  • Inclusiveness and tolerance
  • Substance and drug abuse

Outcomes

  • Confidence in identity
  • Building core values based on community
  • Aspirational aims and values
  • Better knowledge of mental wellbeing and self care
  • Better knowledge of how to keep self and others safe.

What / How

Utilise music software to create original music. There will also be opportunities to write and record lyrics to compositions created. Also includes:

  • Recording skills workshop
  • DJ Workshops

Outcomes

  • Greater appreciation of musical genres
  • Confidence in using computers, DJ equipment and music software
  • Increased knowledge of instruments
  • Confidence using music terminology
  • Confidence in using descriptive language
  • Confidence using musical structures
  • High quality performance opportunity
  • Increased knowledge of timing.

Our long term projects range from a week to a term. They can cover a number of topics and activities including making a music video, song arranging, lyric writing and performances.

Rap styles project

Explore Hip-Hop and rap styles through workshop and performance while tracing it’s evolution.

Music video project

A student lead project where they will write and record songs which will be shot as a music video.

Music Showcase

Workshops creating lyrics for a chosen theme building towards a showcase.

Hip-Hop Theatre Presentation

Workshops creating Hip-Hop adaptations of classic films and stories. This will be done through lyric writing, scriptwriting and, performance workshops.

Equipping educators to promote a culturally relevant and diverse curriculum.

  • Using diverse books to support PSHE
  • Designing a Black History Month Calendar
  • History of UK activism
  • Inspirational women in Black history
  • Freestyle games
  • How to teach and use Hip-Hop nursery rhymes
  • How to teach lyric writing

Black History

Primary / Secondary / Youth and community groups

Bespoke Historical projects exploring black cultures and heritage across a range of genres.

Literature – Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Bell Hooks, Akala, Angie Thomas

History – Angela Davis, Martin Luther King, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass

Music – Folk, Blues, Jazz, R&B, funk, Hip-Hop, Soul, Neo-Soul, Grime, Drill, Trap

Art – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bandele Tex Ajetunmobi, Malick Sidibé

Bespoke packages available

  • Workshops
  • Songwriting
  • Recording
  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Project
  • Music project
  • Themes on diversity in Britain
  • Empires
  • Cultural awareness
  • African music’s impact on culture
  • UK
  • Jamaica
  • Half a day workshop / Bespoke at request
  • African music’s impact on culture
  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • One off session
  • 1 – 6 week project
  • Bringing books to life with songs, raps and songwriting.
  • Black History Month

Projects

Educate To Create

In a partnership with YUAF and Sony Music UK, Doctored Sound created and delivered a syllabus to some of London’s most vulnerable young people in London which focused on Black history. Sessions included:

  • Black women in music 
  • The history of hip hop
  • The History of grime
  • Introduction to African kingdoms 
  • Basquiat’s Art 
  • Black British activism 

During the month of August, over 97 young people created lyrics, music and, took part in cyphers in:

  • Dalston
  • White City 
  • Edmonton 
  • Chelsea

Guest Artists:

  • Pa Saileu
  • Joy Crookes
  • The Fanatix
  • Illblu

 “It has been fantastic to see young people engaging with opportunities that will have such an important and lasting impact on their lives. We want to see more and more young people able to nurture their strengths and realise their potential as valued individuals. Working with the YUAF programme and the Sony artists has been a fantastic experience.” – Isatta Cesay – Doctored Sound Founder

Level Up 

During summer 2021 we delivered online songwriting courses and went to Greater London housing estates to deliver artist development sessions for YUAF.

Doctored Sound ran:

  • 6 weekly online lyric writing sessions
  • 2 weeks of 5 week artist development programme

Sessions Focused On

  • Performance
  • Lyric Writing
  • Music Production
  • Marketing Strategies

Beyond The Bar Lines

Are you aged 15-18? Do you live or study in the borough of Greenwich? Are you available between 25th-27th October 2021?

Join us this October Half term for 3 exciting days of lyric and songwriting within the museum. You will have the opportunity to develop your songwriting skills and finally record your own track at Unwound Studios (used by Yussef Dayes, Tom Misch, DigDat, Arlo Parks, Pa Salieu and more.

It’s FREE to take part.

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