Musical Keys is delighted to introduce you to ReTune – a new project we’re developing which will enable people with special or additional needs to transform broken and unwanted musical instruments to make them shop-ready, and learn a host of new skills along the way.

In January and April 2015 we will be running Access to ReTune, a 12 week programme, funded by ESF Community Grants, enabling access to our full ReTune programme, teaching participants life skills and practical skills transferable into employment or volunteering.

Access to ReTune gives an introduction to the full programme by providing an overview of all of the essential areas whilst still being a useful standalone course for participants who will achieve a Level 1 CIEH Accreditation in Health & Safety and be presented with an Access to ReTune upon completion.

Delivery: One half day per week for 12 weeks

Eligibility: Participants must be 19+ with special or additional needs and not in employment beyond 16 hours per week

Activities will include:

  • Sourcing and basic maintenance of musical instruments
  • Level 1 CIEH Accreditation in Health & Safety
  • Understanding team work and respect
  • Identifying different types of retail environment to sell instruments
  • Working with customers and their expectations
  • A visit to an active retail and workshop environment
  • Running a “pop up” shop

Participants will achieve:

  • Increased confidence, self-esteem, and understanding of their own potential
  • Improved understanding of Health & Safety, a workshop and retails environments
  • Improved understanding of teamwork and respect for others
  • Improved ability in working with people they do not already know
  • Knowledge of maintaining musical instruments
  • Improved competence in volunteering or employment

Price Free to those 19+ with special/additional needs not in employment above 16 hours per week thanks to ESF Community Grants funding administered by TCHC.

To book or to find out more, please contact us by telephone on 01603 766690 or by emailing

This programme is financed by the European Social Fund and administered by TCHC.