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PODCAST [28] Routes into the profession from youth arts participant to soul vocalist, tutor and mentor – with JB Rose

In this episode, I’m talking with JB Rose who is a soul vocalist, recording artist, and vocal tutor at three charities (Heart and Soul, Clean Break Theatre Company and Second Wave Youth Arts where she’s also an Associate Director). JB has supported Chaka Khan, and worked with the likes of Coolio, Omar and Junior.  Alongside all of this she also has an impressive scriptwriting and songwriting career. I was particularly interested in her beginnings in youth arts, and the difference that’s made to her progression into the music industry.

You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

What’s in this episode?

We talk about:

  • JB’s beginnings in youth arts at the Albany Deptford, Second Wave Youth Theatre and Lewisham Academy of music (now called Midi Music)

  • How she thrived in an environment where young people mixed with professional musicians informally
  • The value of having a network of peers to support each other into their professional lives
  • The natural progression in youth organisations from participant, to tutor/mentor, to formal qualifications
  • How she built a portfolio career and training from the age of 18 involving youth music/arts, script writing and songwriting, session work as a musician and running a theatre/comedy company
  • The impact that starting in youth arts has had on the way she works, collaborates, and passes on her skills

Links for this episode

JB Rose’s website

JB Rose Singing Vegan Mum YouTube Channel 

The Albany Deptford

Midi Music 

Lewisham Academy 

Goldsmiths College

Heart and Soul 

Clean Break Theatre Company 

Second Wave Youth Arts 

About the music for education & wellbeing podcast

Listen in each month to get ideas, inspiration and practical advice from people involved in music education, community music, music therapy and more. Learn how you can break down barriers to music, through communications, advocacy and inclusive practice.

The music for the podcast was created by Otis Hynds, a young person working with Noise Solution.


Transcript for the Music for education & wellbeing podcast [28] TRANSCRIPT: JB Rose, performer, recording artist, vocal tutor and Singing Vegan Mum


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  1. Jennifer on 3rd August 2021 at 9:52 am

    An insightful celebration of work that keeps the users as the hero’s and jbrose as the celebrated guide, giving them a clear plan as they navigate through from where they are to where they desire to be. I felt elevated by the stories shared, I got a sense of reassurance especially after taking us on a massive adventure of music… How its used to assist one’s to change their identity, to face up to their narratives and reclaim their personal status of power… What a talented celebrated professional is Jbrose. Well done for this amazing body of work that has produced a clear methodology which produces successful results for the organisations who are fortunate to engage her

  2. Anita on 4th August 2021 at 10:36 am

    Thanks so much for commenting Jennifer, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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