Trailblazing composer Mia helps teacher boost diversity in music
Michelle Lockwood invited trail-blazing musician Mia Windsor to put on workshops at Winterhill School in Kimberworth for girls and students of marginalised genders like trans and non-binary.
The project saw Michelle working with Yorkshire Sound Women Network to run a Wired@Winterhill, a specialist music technology workshop open to those in Years 7 to 10.
She said Mia, a musician and composer who uses artificial intelligence within her music, was “a great role model for our young students”.
Michelle added: “As a female who studied music technology at college and university, I have experienced the huge gap with females in music technology, and therefore champion projects like this.
“When I did music tech at university, I the only female on my course.
“We are now getting a lot more girls into music and have three girl drummers in our school jam band.
“It’s something I’m really passionate about doing at Winterhill.”