Readipop’s AAA programme brings together a number a projects to engage and support young people and their music.

“Readipop is the only thing I look forward to in the week.”

“I’m not sure you realise what a life-saver Readipop has been for the family.”



Readipop offers a range of projects and support for young musicians. Our projects  develop creativity and originality and are inspired and led by the interests and  musical passion that young people bring. We specialise in working with socially excluded young people and adults, providing a safe space to develop self-expression, and build confidence.


These one-to-one music sessions aim to grow confidence and awaken opportunities by providing young people with a safe space to be creative and learn skills, from guitar to music production, vocals and rapping with an experienced music leader.

Young people are referred to us from places including pupil referral units, the young offenders service, schools specialising in special educational needs and other children’s services.

If you know a young person who may benefit from our work please contact us.


One-week intensive music projects for young people aged 16-25 who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) organised in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.



Our weekly term-time Friday evening workshops help young musicians to work together in live band workshops, music production and/or studio work.


For young musicians from Amersham Road Estate (and surrounding area) at the Weller Centre, Caversham. Monday afternoons. 


A family music session for kids and adults to make music together.

Check out our upcoming events if you would like to come along.

“Went to the family jam, everyone was super nice and a really fun event for kids. A great way to introduce then to making music!”


Readipop works with Primary and Secondary schools in a variery of ways. We can bring high quality taster sessions or create workshops to suit your school’s specific needs. We can provide in-class tuition, out-of-school projects, lunch or afterschool workshops or options to bring groups to our studios.


Readipop offers a variety of engaging creative workshops for schools from half-day taster workshops to regular projects. We seek funds to supportthis work so we can provide some workshops for free. Workshops and projects include:

XOX (synths and drum machines), African hand drumming, Samba carnival drumming, Ukulele and voice, Live music technology eg. Kaoss Pads, iPads and more, Composition using graphic scores & soundtracks, DJ and music production


Arts Awards supports young people to develop as artists and art leaders. Children and young people aged up to 25 can participate in music workshops to acheive a national qualification.  Readipop is an Arts Award centre and Arts Award supporter so we can deliver a full programme including assessment of awards at Discover & Explore level through to Bronze, Silver and Gold.


Readipop is an Artsmark Partner and can support schools to gain Artsmark status. As an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation we can provide access to high quality creative experiences and bespoke music and arts projects. We can advise and support on funding bids snd help to monitor and evaluate creative activity for reports to funders, partners and Artsmark.

AAA is funded by Youth Music and BBC Children In Need with additional funding from the Berkshire Community Foundation and generous support from Native Instruments. The Get Started With Music programmes are run in parternship with the Prince’s Trust.

What People are Saying

“Genuinely Inclusive”

“The particular model and practice that I observed was the most genuinely inclusive I have ever seen”

Graeme Surtees, The Stables

“Engaging Young People”

“Each of the staff you sent were just right in leading sessions and engaging young people”

Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service

“Greatly Impressed”

“I was greatly impressed with the Urban Orchestra in MK”

David Rose, Milton Keynes Music Hub

“A Strong Reputation”

“Readipop has a strong reputation for delivering innovative and engaging arts projects”

Hannah Dix, Arts Officer, Reading Borough Council

Previous projects…

    • Mini Project
    • Reading On Tour- Music Heritage Trail
    • Glitch Club
    • Amersham Road
    • Whitley Soundtracks
    • Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities
    • Break 4 Change
      • Blessed Hugh Faringdon Samba
      • Realise
      • Weekend Warriors Outreach
      • Get Grandad to DJ
      • Band Academy & Saturday Samba School
      • Summer Music Week
      • Organisation Transformation
        • Nightingales
        • Banned Sessions
        • Amersham Road Music Project- Youth Music Partner Project
        • Band Camp & Rock Academy
        • Bishop’s Green
        • Transitions
        • Urban Orchestra
          • Cranbury College Pupil Referral Unit
          • Bucklebury Rural Music Project
          • Weekend Warriors
          • Moorside Music Project
          • Dhoom Dhamaka Indian Music Workshops