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Music boost for young people

Music is being nurtured in Brighton with the help of a programme of workshops for young people.

Brighton & Hove City Council is running a music and arts summer school for primary school age children in an aim to encourage their interest in the subject.

The school will offer a selection of activities including courses such as Vocal Studio, Garage Band and Junior Music Theatre.

Children do not need any musical experience to take part in the courses, just an interest in music.

They will be given a chance to create their own tracks to take away on CD and get to use the latest music technology production equipment.

Councillor Sue Shanks, cabinet member for children and young people at the council, said: “It’s wonderful that these courses offer children and young people an opportunity to access musical instruments and learn new skills whatever their background or musical ability.”

Opportunities are also being offered for children who already play an instrument. The Infant Violin Workshop invites all year 2 violinists from the city’s infant schools to get together for a day of violin-playing fun to share enjoyment of the instrument.

Mini Music Theatre will be offered to children in years 2 and 3 who have a passion for performing; they’ll be given the chance to perform in front of an audience.

Young people who play the drums, guitar, keyboard, brass, wind or string instruments will also be invited to take part in activities to help them improve their skills.


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