ICE has been working with Western Sydney communities through creative courses and events for decades. A notable recent addition is the All Girl Electronic series of workshops for 15 to 25-year-old female-identifying youth, offering training and mentoring from Sydney musicians and producers for free. One of the facilitators, Del Lumanta, sees the connection between young people and established artists as mutually encouraging. “The workshops have been a great space to share skills and music with one another,” says Lumanta. “Our mentors also share their stories and dispel music-making myths, making it less intimidating for any person to start making music.”
It’s time to take your deep love of music beyond rifling through vintage vinyls in shops and catching live gigs every night of the week. Whether you’ve been meaning to learn a few chords on the guitar, join a glee club or become a master djembe drummer, there’s a workshop for that. Keep at it, and it could one day be you launching into an epic saxophone freestyle at one of Sydney’s favourite jazz clubs.
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