About West Track Studios
West Track Studios is a purpose built rehearsal space situated in the centre of Historic Canterbury founded in September 2008.
The studio is owned and run by Skillnet Group CIC (a not for profit organisation), who work alongside people with learning difficulties. All at the organisation – including West Track Studios – believe in equality and social justice for all. We only mention this to give any artist or band visiting the facility an idea of the ethos we try and promote in all our work and certainly not as a “flag waving” call to arms that you must actively support in order to use the studio – music is freedom.
WTS caters for live band rehearsals, with drum kits, bass and guitar amps and vocal PA in both our Small and BIG Rooms. Both rooms were designed with acoustics very much in mind (sloping ceilings, acoustic roof tiles and treated walls) and when the double doors are shut to either room the sound proofing becomes self-evident.
The vision for West Track Studios is clear – we want to become “The Home of Local Music in Canterbury” and surrounding areas, and we want to be thought of as a community by all users, rather than just bricks and mortar and actively encourage the integration of all who visit us.
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About Skillnet Group
Skillnet Group (http://www.skillnetgroup.co.uk) was set up in 2001. We began as Skillnet Swale in Sittingbourne, Kent. The organisation was founded by Jo Kidd and Terry Thompson, working alongside people with learning difficulties. We are people with and without learning difficulties working together to achieve equality.
Skillnet Group is a social enterprise. As a Community Interest Company, all our profit is put back into supporting the work we do. We support people with learning difficulties to speak up, make choices and become powerful and influential. We support them to gain opportunities and become more independent in learning, housing, work, health, money, travel, leisure and relationships.