The studio is being refurbished from a simple room into a fully functioning and professional recording studio and rehearsal room.
Participants are already able to produce their own recordings, learn various instruments, learn to sing and create music by programming.
Careers and jobs within the music and arts industries are also explored and training offered to support people into employment.
Music therapy is also offered where needed and projects, courses and workshops can be offered to outside organisations as well.
The project will produce in house bands and artists as well as sound engineers and DJ's.
The Beat project at The Quays, Riverside offers various courses in our music room and studio from 2 hours through to one day and 12 week courses. We also offer long term programmes in music therapy, artist and band development.
We offer activities in music, film, drama, songwriting, recording projects and music therapy.
We specialise in offering activities for participants who may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and work closely with Church Homeless Trust, Riverside and The Quays.
In addition to our core programmes for people who may be homeless we also offer music, drama, film songwriting, recording projects, artist and band development activities for other organisations.
We have many years of experience working with the most vulnerable or at risk young people and adults from any background and all abilities.
The project is managed by Steve Carley, former founder and CEO of the award winning charity The Beat Project, assisting Steve is a team of professional tutors, volunteers and trained assistants from the Quays.
The Beat project at The Quays, Riverside are working on an exciting project to set up and run a world music festival in Kent.
The idea of the project is to run a one year training programme for people who are autistic, have a learning difficulty, who are vulnerable or at risk in any way and provide training in all aspects of setting up and running a music festival then one year later with support our students run the festival.
If you would like to take part in this programme or donate towards its costs please do contact Steve Carley at