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Leeds, LS11 9PR

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Get Your Act Together

Term 6 runs from the 10th January 2022 to 25th March 2022 with a one week break for half term during week commencing 21st February.

Term 5 finishes on the 26th November 2021

If a course is full but you wish to be contacted if we receive a cancellation then email us at with the session(s) you are interested in.

Get Your Act Together is a Lottery funded project providing formal, free, structured but practical and fun courses in music based subjects with groups of young people learning together and started in January 2020.

With the support of qualified music mentors, young people aged 11 to 18 will also have the chance to form a band, going through the whole process from deciding on a name, style of music and the songs they want to play (whether their own or covers) right through to performing a gig in front of a live audience at a local music venue.

Participants gain valuable music, business and personal development skills along the way, and the programme encourages teamwork, making new friends and is a real confidence boost.

If you're aged 11-18, or know someone who is, and want to get involved in this project, please contact us and we'll be able to give you more information and sign you up.  Call 0113 2442773 or email for more information.

NB. Some of our featured photos were taken by Kirsty Bowe of please check out her website as her work is outstanding.

GYAT Sessions

Monday: Ableton Live (sound production) with Dan 5.00-6.30 @ the Cardigan Centre (6 spaces)

Monday: ‘Let Us Gig’ form a band with Rob 6.00-7.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (3 spaces)

Tuesday: Guitar with Jack 5.00 – 6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (4 spaces)

Wednesday: DJing with Mel 5.00 – 6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (5 spaces)

Thursday: ‘Radio Cloth Cat’ (create a podcast show) with Mick 5.00 – 6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (4 spaces)

Thursday: Singing/ Song Writing with Lisa 5.00 – 6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios   (4 spaces)

Friday: Keyboards with Matti 5.00-6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (4 spaces)

Friday: Drumming with Manni 5.00 – 6.30 @ Old Chapel Studios (5 spaces)

Click the link below to enrol now

Meet the Course Tutors


Mel is our new DJ tutor this term. She has been a professional DJ for over adecade and has recently started offering DJ lessons. She is very excitedand passionate to…


This is Manni (Michael McManus) who is a new tutor for this term of GYAT and is a very talented musician. Manni is the drummer in the very talented band…

‘Let Us Gig’ Form a Band

This is Rob Brander who has a wealth of experience working with community groups and as a musician.You will be working alongside Rob, a member of the band Marsicans. The…


This is Matti Scott who has been with us since the start of GYAT on different sessions and is a very talented musician and teacher. Matti has been involved in…

Ableton Live

This is Dan De Lissandri our Ableton Live (sound production) & DJ Tutor. Dan has been with us since the start of the GYAT project.Ableton Live Course… Would you like…


This is Jack Winn our Guitar tutor who has also been with us since the start of GYAT. The Course… This course aims to provide the student with the knowledge…

‘Radio Cloth Cat’ – Mick O’Loughlin

This is Mick O’Loughlin our ‘Radio Cloth Cat’ tutor who is also the founder and presenter of South Leeds Radio. We are so lucky to have Mick join us this…

Singing & Song Writing – Lisa Glover

This is Lisa Glover our ‘Singing & Song Writing’ tutor who has been with GYAT since the start. Lisa has many musical talents, playing a variety of instruments as well…

Our Venues

We will be back at Old Chapel Studios with some of our sessions

Ableton Live will be held at the Cardigan Centre, 145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ, it's a 5 minute drive from Open Source Arts.