Changing Tunes

www.changingtunes.org.uk

Changing Tunes is a charity that uses music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners. The common purpose created through the shared experience of making music provides many opportunities to mentor and befriend, build self esteem, educate, assist and change attitudes of prisoners. Evidence shows that prisoners we work with both pre and post release have a re-offending rate of less than 15%, a 75% reduction compared to the national average. Anchor’s support has helped fund some of these sessions directly, enable recordings to be made, and funded management and training of our Musicians in Residence.