Music and Media

Our Service

  • Music and media mentors who are able to relate to young people, current musical cultures and IT based design and communication.
  • Music Production including recording live instruments and voices, production, mixing and re-mastering tracks, creating CDs and designing inserts. Software used includes Reason, GarageBand, Logic Pro, Pro Tools.
  • Lyric Writing.
  • Djing – using both CD and record decks with a Pro Digital Vinyl system (Traktor Scratch Pro).
  • Guitar tuition – acoustic and electric.
  • Graphic design – using latest software create music videos, CD covers, leaflets, posters, T-shirt designs and much more.
  • Accreditation available through OCN West Midlands and AQA.


Target Groupwes

  • Young people aged 9-19 yrs (up to 25 years for LDD) who are interested in the production of music and graphic design
  • Those who will benefit from learning in a fun way, how to see a project through from beginning to end, to build intrinsic motivation
  • Those who have difficulty engaging in mainstream education and would benefit from informal, accredited learning
  • Young people who struggle to access extra-curricular activities and/or need encouragement to engage in positive activities


Length of programme/sessions

  • Sessions can last between 1 and 2 hours depending on the needs of the young person and mentor availability
  • Minimum 10 hours must be purchased and attended to achieve OCN West Midlands accreditation
  • A bespoke package for an individual can include more than one session a week and maybe combine different courses
  • 45 minute ‘taster’ sessions available for free

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At Krunch premises
All resources and equipment included
Accreditation and certification with OCN or AQA is available.


General information 

  • All Krunch staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and Safeguarding Training.
  • Krunch has public liability insurance, a current Safeguarding Policy, Health and Safety risk assessed workshops and many of our staff are First Aid trained.
  • A referral form must be completed for each young person referred to Krunch and a key worker must be named with whom we can liaise.
  • We regularly review all placements with the referring agency to ensure that Krunch is meeting the needs of the young person.
  • If necessary, staff and equipment can visit your premises and transport costs will be additional.


Having spoken to a number of staff Steve would not have achieved such a high standard in his exam results without your assistance over the last two years.

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