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Accessibility Statement

This website is designed to be accessible to as many users as possible, and to meet or exceed current UK accessibility legislation and internationally accepted guidelines.

Standards compliance

Pages on this website conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to priority level 2 and conform to both the spirit and the letter of the United Kingdom Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

This site was built using current web standards, using valid CSS for all visual layout and valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional for markup. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup, meaning that if your browser or browsing device does not support CSS, the content of each page should still be readable.


Linking text have been written to make sense out of context, and, wherever possible, title attributes which describe the link in greater detail have been added.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics are either applied using CSS, or include null ALT attributes.

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This site's font and background colour combinations have been checked against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

Studio Hire

The Intro studio is available for private hire.

Please contact Alex Milne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01702 301301 for more information.

Intro Events

We often host live music events with the young people we work with, supported by our music staff. Please check back here regularly to see when our next events might be happening. Alternatively, give us your email address to join our newsletter and let us update you with what's going on!

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Intro Studio

Intro runs out of the YMCA Music Studio located at Southend YMCA's main office on Ambleside Drive.

Our studio is equipped with some capable recording and performing equipment. We have a live room for rehearsal, teaching and recording with numerous instruments including a P.A., drum kit, keyboards, guitars, hand percussion, microphones and outboard effects equipment. The studio also has a separate control room equipped with iMacs and production software to allow you to really play with your music and work on your production skills.

The studio is capable of creating demo-quality recordings, which we often do with young people as part of their portfolios, teaching the art of performing music for recording, but also the technical aspects of capturing it.


Copyright © 2016 Southend-on-Sea YMCA. All Rights Reserved.
Southend YMCA is registered as a charity under No 1102837 and is registered as a company in England under No. 5051166.
Southend YMCA is an independent Southend based charity that is affliated to the national and global YMCA movement, supporting children and young people.
Head office: Southend YMCA, Newlands, 85 Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2FY

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