As part of Making Tracks' annual tour, we carry out free youth music workshops alongside our
public concerts. Working in partnership with venues, Music Hubs and schools, we particularly aim to reach young people facing barriers to getting involved with diverse music. We have tailored our workshops format around the government’s latest
National Plan for Music Education, which aims to enable all children and young
people to learn to sing, play an instrument, create music together, and have the opportunity
to progress their musical interests and talents, including professionally.
Our workshops enable schools to:
Enrich their music curriculum, providing Key Stage 4 & 5 pupils with access to world-
class professional musicians and diverse musical traditions. Workshops take place
outside school, at our partner venues prior to public evening concerts.
Provide opportunities for pupil’s musical progression through collaborative workshop
experiences involving listening, singing, instrumental playing, composition, and
performance, guided by our experienced workshop facilitator alongside musicians.
Unlock pupil’s awareness of diverse professional pathways in the music industry,
exposure to potential musical role models, and the opportunities that exist to use music
to inspire people about climate change and other environmental topics.
Provide pupils with an integrated workshop and concert experience. To help overcome
socio-economic, geographical, or other barriers, all workshop participants are given free
access to our public evening concerts.
Tap into our online resources to stimulate learning and discussion, and as a useful general resource to support their
curriculum around traditional music from a range of cultures.