Setting up a group

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 new group: Overview

At Making Music we work with over 3,500 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.

Trustee handbook

This handbook will help you manage your charity and answers the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (trustee) of a charity.

The role of the chair (London)

Being chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! In this event specifically for chairs of leisure-time music groups, we’ll look at how to approach the role and how to shape it to suit you, your committee and your group.

Who should attend this event?

This event is aimed at existing chairs or chairs-in-waiting of leisure-time music groups.

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

Making Music Council (London)

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 Luke's Centre
90 Central Street
EC1V 8AJ London
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 (Taunton)

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

Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle Castle Green
TA1 4AA Taunton
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