Setting up a group

WellRehearsed app for rehearsals

WellRehearsed is a free and anonymous rehearsal Covid-19 infection reporting app for leisure-time music groups of all kinds, instrumental and vocal, developed by the Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) and Making Music.

Covid-19 is likely to stay with us for a while, so this monitoring tool is intended to provide statistics on safe group music making during the pandemic. 

It will help your group, and the sector, in two ways:

Online member meetup (Scotland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Alison Reeves, our manager in Scotland, will be leading this session for our members in Scotland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Stephen McNally, our manager in Northern Ireland, will be leading this session for our members in Northern Ireland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. We’re providing a regular opportunity for our members to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership: performing groups (online event)

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages, and how you can still engage with new people even with social distancing guidelines in place.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

COVID-19: staying connected

We know how important music groups are to the people in them. It goes beyond the music, and is as much about social connections, wellbeing and shared creativity - all of which have been hit hard by coronavirus (COVID-19). However, people are finding fantastically creative ways to stay in touch and keep making music. 

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 13 June, 10am to 12pm


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership - with a focus on under 35s (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 3 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

 


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Getting your prices right: what to think about and why

Putting a price on a loaf of bread, a new pair of shoes, or train ticket is something that everyone is used to doing. We expect prices to be associated with these things; we can compare one loaf of bread to another, understand the value of a pair of trainers compared to a pair of flip-flops, or take a train at a different time. Pricing of less material things, like the experience of being in or going to see a music group, can be trickier to navigate.

Starting a music group: Overview

At Making Music we work with over 3,700 music groups around the country so we have a pretty good overview of what’s out there, how running a music group works, and some of the common challenges that groups face today. Even with so many groups already out there we hear from people interested in starting up new groups all the time.