COVID-19 has caused a huge demand for our bursary fund as many more families face financial hardship. We need 10k to support our current bursary students for another year so they don't have to stop just when making music matters more than ever.
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Both my teachers are amazing and they are both really fun...Learning music calms me down when I am feeling anxious.
Being able to play music individually and work towards a target, I find provides a structure and rhythm to my everyday life, [...] it teaches you discipline and hard work. This effects your mentality when it comes to learning [...] you become more level headed and strong minded.
We're happy to support YMMs young artists. Being taught by working musicians and having plenty of opportunities to play live is a great way to start.
It really means a lot to be part of the YMM community. The bursary really gave my child an opportunity to have a chance at their dream of learning to play guitar and piano. Without the bursary they would never have learned an instrument and their confidence would have been what it was 3 years ago.
Young Music Makers focuses on accessible music education for all ages, increasing youth attainment and strengthening community cohesion in our local area of North London. COVID-19 has caused overnight loss of income for many families, people are isolated and lonely in lockdown, many local schools and other council services are so overwhelmed that they are unable to prioritise provision for students who thrive in a creative arts setting.
We take bursary referrals from community organisations, schools, Camden music hub and direct applications. During lockdown we have pivoted into online provision and will retain this for all those who are physically unable to attend in person, but for whom music is a lifeline. We will continue to promote our bursary scheme widely, prioritising building relationships with other local organisations that support people from BAME communities, to ensure a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
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