Learning music

Member meetup (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Come along to this informal event and meet other music makers from your local area.

  • Find out what other groups in your area are working on or planning
  • Meet new people who you might work with in the future 
  • Bring along any burning questions about running a group that you can ask others
  • Share your expertise with others
  • Find out about local issues and how others are tackling them – from availability of venues and sheet music to dealing with rising costs and red tape

 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St Mary's Heritage Centre
Oakwellgate Gateshead
NE8 2AU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

The shape and future of adult music learning

This is a day for exploring adult music learning and for discussion on how to improve access for all.

An event focussed specifically at the barriers and needs of adults of all ages, backgrounds and abilities engaging with music as a leisure activity.

 
Aimed at music educators, suppliers of educational and other music resources, music education organisations, academics and researchers, and all those with an interest in adult learning and issues of access.

Location

London Bridge Hive
1 Melior Place
SE1 3SZ London
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Peterborough)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts
PE1 1XS Peterborough
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Glasgow)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Renfield Centre
260 Bath Street
G2 4JP Glasgow
United Kingdom

Highnotes

In the summer issue of Highnotes we look at how brass bands are reinventing themselves for the 21st century, find out about the instrument scheme that’s helping leisure-time musicians and get geared up to join in with Make Music Day.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Making Music Council (Swansea)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Village Hotel
Langdon Road
SA1 8QY Swansea
United Kingdom

Growing your membership & Making Music Council (Belfast)

This event is in two parts:

  • 10.30am-12.45pm: session on growing your membership - giving you resources, tips and advice on how to reach, recruit and keep new members for your group
  • 1.15pm-3.30pm: Making Music Council meeting - giving you the chance to tell us how we're doing and which of your challenges you would most like us to help with, and a chance to have your say on our direction of travel and future plans 

Members are invited to attend both parts, with lunch provided in between.

Who should attend this event?

Location

The ARC (Arts Resource Centre)
Community Arts Partnership 7 Donegall Street Place, Donegall Street
BT1 2FN Belfast
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Leeds)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St George's Centre
60 Great George Street
LS1 3DL Leeds
United Kingdom

An introduction to... music genres

There’s a wonderful variety of musical genres being played and sung in towns, cities and neighbourhoods across the UK, so we decided to create introductory guides to some of them. Pick a genre and dive in to find out more and how you can get involved. Or if you would like to submit an introduction to your favourite kind of music, please email us

An introduction to: Indian classical music

What is Indian classical music and how is it different to Bollywood or Indian folk music? What are all the different instruments used and where can you go to try listening to it or playing it yourself? Seetal Kaur of member group, the Sitar Music Society, gives us an overview.