MMAD reopens in Gosford

MMAD youth mentor and local muso, Fletcher Pilon

Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) are reopening their Gosford studios for aspiring young dancers, musicians and creatives to utilise these school holidays.

From July 15, MMAD will host three days of free workshops for children aged 7-12 and young adults aged 13-23.

Open Day workshops range from street dance masterclasses to songwriting and recording sessions, with participants also going into the running to win some free MMAD merchandise and a few other goodies as well as info on MMAD’s free weekly classes kicking off in Term 3.

MMAD CEO, Emma O’Connell, said the workshops would be a welcome return from isolation for her team and she’s hopeful they’ll also help MMAD reconnect with the Coast’s young creatives.

“The thing about MMAD is that it’s not just about engaging young people through the creative arts, we also help them develop creativity and confidence, and provide pathways to further education and employment.

“We’re all about giving young people a sense of belonging.

“Since the pandemic hit and we were forced to close the studio and move online we’ve all been feeling pretty isolated, so we want these workshops to be a way for people to reconnect and to express themselves creatively.

“It’s also a way for MMAD to give participants a little taste of what the creative community on the Coast is like and we’re very excited to get started,” O’Connell said.

Workshops will run between July 15 and 17 with information about each workshop including how to register, available on MMAD’s website.

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