Pie Factory Music is a charity set up to provide free accessible music and related arts workshops for young people across East Kent. These are primarily but not exclusively for people aged between 0-25 years.

“Changing the lives of young people”

We believe music is a superb tool for creativity, motivation, inclusion and self-confidence. As a result of our 14 years experience and partnership work we specialise in working with young people from challenging circumstances such as those in care, young people with disabilities and those who face emotional and social difficulties.

The Team

Steph Dickinson

Managing Director

Caroline O’Reilly

Finance & Operations Manager

Zoë Carassik-Lord

Programme Manager

Luis Dawber

Youth Work Team Leader

Kirsty McMahon

Programme Coordinator

Lottie Cole

Admin Support

Jill Penny

Admin Support

Matt Smyth

Creative Specialist

Candy Jenkin-Birch

Youth Worker

Penny Karimian

Youth Worker

Johanna Wolle

Youth Worker

Abigail Hubbard

Youth Worker

Brigitte Voutsa

Youth Worker

Jamie Ferguson

Youth Worker

Laura Moncaster

Youth Worker

Harvey Skelton

Youth Worker

Dave Neal

Youth Worker

Owen Francomb

Youth Worker

Tommy Aves


Marcus McIlvenny


Brian Spencer-Smith


Christina Clark-Mquaid


Sallyann Harris


John Lane


Pie Factory Music has been in existence since 2001 and has grown to become a high quality, well respected and established organisation, having seen over 125,000 workshop spaces filled since we began.
We accomplish this by offering various sets of progressional workshops at all levels of ability, and long term projects for specific groups of young people.

We have also secured more than £3 million in funding for the East Kent area since our establishment. This has enabled us to provide FREE workshops for over 14 years.

We aim to provide services which:

Reduce barriers to participation

Create an environment/space for learning that is safe, accessible, inclusive and un-intimidating

Increase social inclusion

Help promote positive views of people and their actions/behaviour in our communities

Increase social responsibility

Help encourage young people to understand their social responsibilities as part of the communities they live in

Encourage creativity

Exploring music making in its widest sense, encourage experimentation and pushing of boundaries, creating new and original styles and lyric writing. Promoting positivity and challenging the glorification of violence, bullying etc.

Increase employability

Provide skills, qualification, attitudes and knowledge to help in further education and/or employment.

For more information on our policies and procedures please contact us.

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