11 Apr 2009
Youth Music provides direct access to a vital life-changing resource. For many, Youth Music Action Zones can quite literally transform their lives.
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Active in 11 regions throughout the UK, Youth Music provides direct access to a vital life-changing resource. For many young people, a YMAZ – which stands for ‘Youth Music Action Zone’ – can transform their lives, from being on the streets with nothing to do, to being part of an inspiring music project. While the experience builds on creativity and self-esteem, it could also lead to a lifelong interest or even a career in music.
One of the amazing characteristics of the YMAZ project, is that each region produces its own distinct identity and an abundance of musical activities. From schemes in Northamptonshire, offering African and Samba Drumming, Guitar Tuition and Music Technology, to free music sessions, Drum Club, Jam Band and Manic Music Junk Percussion work-shops in Plymouth.
All age groups between 0 and 18 are targeted by these schemes but there are even music programmes for mothers and babies, as well as sessions for toddlers.
Contact: Youth Music,
1 America Street, London, SE1 0NE
Young human beatboxers perform at the Royal Northern College of Music, as part of a ‘Moving On’ cross-genre music project, delivered at two Greater Manchester pupil referral units
Photo: © Youth Music
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