Inclusive music sessions and technical activities bespokely developed for the citizens at Cerebral Palsy Midlands.
Supervised by Ben Linstead, specialised techniques and methods have proven to be highly stimulating for people of various ages and interests.
We have a good selection of instruments and gear; including drums, guitars, keyboards, pedal effects, percussion, mics, amps, speakers and computer systems.
The CPM Connection involves guided free-expression, adaptive teamwork, bespoke one-on-one sessions, personal development, recording work, IT / sound production experience, visual design, instrument maintenance and public performances.
We have a live room practice from 1pm - 3pm every Tuesday, occasionally recording parts individually on our Mac computer to create albums and individual pieces of work.
On Thursdays from 10am - 12pm we regularly use multiple connected headphones in order to interact with each other in a controlled intimate environment and occasionally record.
We also now have interactive gaming (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm) and personal interest focussed sessions on Friday mornings (10am – 12pm).
Virtual Reality and Motion Sensor activities are also available.
Ben jamming on the keyboard
Louise on the drums
Ian jamming on his guitar
CPM Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm (LIVE session, recordings, discussion)
Thursdays, 10am-12pm (Full band improvised rehearsal) 1pm - 3pm Interative Gaming
Fridays, 10 - 12pm (small group sessions, recordings, discussion)
CLICK HERE FOR THE CPM CONNECTION ON YOUTUBE - The CPM Connection on Youtube
BANDCAMP - https://cpmconnection.bandcamp.com/
SOUNDCLOUD - https://soundcloud.com/cpm-connection
GAME STREAMS - https://www.youtube.com/user/Sevencityrandomvids/videos
For enquiries and bookings please contact email@example.com
Interactive gaming: Ben, Gary & Matt
Hamzah and Gary gaming
Ian D experiencing virtual reality
Back in 2012, veteran CPM citizen and rock music fan, Gary Ironmonger, began participating in electric guitar jam sessions with then volunteer tutor, Matthew Hale.
The development of the project since then has been something of a phenomenon. With the addition of more donated instruments and a steady increase in attendance from a diverse group of other CPM service users, these sessions (collectively known as The CPM Connection) have provided an awesome platform for expression and interaction.
Primary Aims for CPM Connection are to:
Enrich the lives of individuals through sound expression, communication and team work
Build confidence and motivation
Educate on live performance, instrument maintenance and studio recording
Experience performing relevant live shows in the public sphere