Open Access Groups

Young people are welcome to come along to any of our open access groups (age specifications permitting). Within these groups we deliver a varied programme of musical activities including some small group instrumental and vocal tuition and making music together as a group. Many of the groups include some song writing and music technology. All activities are young person centred and we accommodate the needs of the young people as much as possible.

Please note: there may be changes to these groups due to COVID-19. Please contact us for the latest updates.

Here are the details of our current groups:


Newtown Community Centre, in partnership with Cornerhouse Youth Project

Mondays 5pm – 7pm, for ages 8 – 18

Activities include singing, guitar, drumming, ukulele and keyboards.


Bandjam juniors @ Middlesbrough Town Hall

Thursdays 5.30pm – 6.15pm, for ages 6-11

Activities include general musicianship and some small group instrumental work.

Bandjam seniors @ Middlesbrough Town Hall

Thursdays 6.30pm – 8pm

Activities include group singing and harmonizing, guitars and bass, drums and keyboard and playing together as a group.

Music group (still to be named!) @ Middlesbrough Town Hall

Mondays 5.30pm – 6.30pm, for neuro diverse young people aged 16-25

This is a new group starting December 2020, and will involve youth led activities for example singing together, song writing, music creation using technology, drumming and playing together as a group.

Breckon Hill Community Centre

Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm for ages 10-14

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm for ages 15-18

Activities include band based group music making using guitars, drum kit, keyboards, piano accordion. This group also covers rapping and beat making.


Join Us! @ 25k Community Centre (in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland youth services)

Fridays 6pm – 8pm, for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Activities include instrument learning on guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drums and use of accessible music technology for group music making.

To sign up for any of our open access groups you will need to complete a sign up form.

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