Organisations

Tang Hall SMART Community Interest Company deliver a wide range of weekly music clubs and classes for the local community, and also to disadvantaged groups in the wider York area. We focus on popular music genres such as rock/rap. Current weekly provision includes: 2 x Junior Rock School clubs, Baby Rockers, 3 x Teenage Music Clubs (one targeting young people who have learning disabilities) - plus accredited music classes to young people at Danesgate pupil referral centre, and Applefields Special School. We also have a course for young people not in education, employment or training. In addition to our clubs and classes we run gigs and concerts, and one-off workshops. We have two social aims - one is to benefit the people of Tang Hall, a disadvantaged part of York, which we do by delivering a range of music clubs and activities for children, teenagers and adults. Our second aim is to benefit people in the wider York area who are disadvantaged by either learning disabilities, or a combination of homelessness/ mental health problems/addiction/long-term unemployment/ex-offender. We run our SoundSMART course for young adults with learning disabilities, and our Musication course for adults with multiple problems.

Songwires is a weekend singing course for children aged 5/6 - 11 years  run by professional singer and freelance musician, Anna Snow, and primary music teacher Jane Jackson.

Music4U is part of the National Centre for Early Music's inspiring creative learning programme, delivered in partnership with the local authorities of York, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Music4U provides musical development opportunities for young musicians, CPD for practitioners, and guidance and support for strategic partners.

At Accessible Arts & Media we use imagination, ingenuity and over 30 years' experience to create arts and media programmes tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of the people we work with. We work with a wide range of fantastic people, from young people and people with disabilities and sensory impairments, to elderly people in residential care and people with mental ill-health, to groups in our local community.

NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children and young people. With a passionate belief in the power of music to change lives, we deliver high quality music-making activities across North Yorkshire. In parallel, we run professional networks which enable musicians and practitioners to develop their skills and learn from one another.

Jessie's Fund helps children with life-limiting or serious illness, or those with special needs, to express themselves and communicate by using music. This small registered charity is based in York but works nationally, establishing posts for music therapists in children's hospices and offering training in music-making techniques for non-specialists. A major programme is Soundtracks, which provides creative music projects in special schools.

We innovate new methods of teaching to help learners discover and nourish their individual creative spark.

We use accessible media technologies to develop songwriting, music creation, radio production, music performance, singing, percussion, film making, sound design and animation production skills. We design actvities around the requirements of the participants, for example creating a hip hop track and video; producing the output for a school radio station; equipping teachers with music technology skills to use in the classroom etc.