COVID-19 update from MUSINC

As you will be aware, the Coronavirus pandemic has brought a temporary halt to most aspects of normal life, and means that unfortunately we are unable to deliver our usual music sessions to the young people of Tees Valley for the time being.

However, we are still operating on a home-working basis and are working on moving a lot of our programme online, and providing signposting and guidance for online music tuition.

If you or a young person that you know has been taking part in a Musinc project/group session or 1:1 tuition then we encourage you to get in touch so we can continue to support your/their musical progression online

Our team of music leaders/practitioners and tutors all work very hard to inspire, engage and support the progression of young people in challenging circumstances in the Tees Valley, and we will be providing as much support as possible to continue their work online.

We hope to hear from you via musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk or any of our social media links if you have any queries or would like to get in touch.

Home schooling

If you are visiting this website to look for an online music tutor whilst the schools are closed, visit our online resources page to find a tutor and more details.

Due to generous funding support from the National Foundation for Youth Music, we are able to offer a limited number of free places for 1:1 music tuition. Please contact us to find out if you are eligible to access free tuition.

If parents/carers wish to view Musincs social media policy please click here

Digital teaching bursary

In response to the COVID-19 situation, MUSINC are offering grants for community musicians and practitioners/tutors to carry out digital projects. Please follow this link digital teaching bursary for more information.

Musinc

MUSINC (yes, that’s right, not music inc, its MUSINC!) provides access to high quality music making for young people in the Tees Valley.

We know that young people can bring about positive change in their lives and the lives of those around them by getting involved in making music. Therefore we work with some of those most in need – young people (age 10-24) living in challenging circumstances in the local authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

We run several open access music groups for young people, we deliver intervention projects within particular settings, and we support music leaders by providing training and networking opportunities.

We are funded by the National Charity Youth Music and are proud to be founding members of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England (AMIE). Find out more about AMIE here.

Recent headlines devalue the widely-acknowledged benefits of music for children. Music has a value in and of itself its worth is not merely tied to the impact it can have on other subjects. Read more about the importance of music in schools: https://www.musicmark.org.uk/resources/10-things-schools-should-know-about-learning-music/

Missed our Open Conversation about music careers in Tees Valley? Don’t worry you can watch it here! https://youtu.be/E8tvzenPmro

Missed our Open Conversation about Music career development for young people aged 16-25 in tees valley? Watch it again here! https://youtu.be/E8tvzenPmro

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