BMS Supporting Youth Music

by Blackpool Music School Charity in Blackpool, United Kingdom

BMS Supporting Youth Music
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Fundraising to help financially vulnerable students who are struggling to afford music lessons, to enable them to access music sessions.

by Blackpool Music School Charity in Blackpool, United Kingdom

Formed in 2006 by John Shaw & Jim Lomas, Blackpool Music School offers the community of Blackpool and the wider Fylde area the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument with minimal cost.

We offer affordable memberships for any age from 8 years upwards. We provide a variety of different music including keyboard, piano, saxophone, drums, ukulele, singing, music theory, guitar and many more. 

We endeavour to keep our costs minimal, which allows us to offer value-for-money memberships for;

  • those on low incomes,
  • those disabled,
  • young people from disadvantaged backgrounds,
  • children excluded from full-time education,
  • and children who are unable to cope with busy classrooms.

Our friendly calm environments make it perfect for learning in an informal way, allowing members to embrace all the advantages that the therapy of music can give.

Our staff are a collection of talented, dedicated professional instructors and musicians who combine a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. That passion shows in all that we do.

Our tutors are highly qualified music professionals.  They have different teaching styles but all are delivered in a very friendly way, making it the perfect place to learn an instrument. We offer group sessions and one-one sessions at the academy, as well as one-one sessions in your own home if you are disabled and unable to get to us.

Blackpool Music School is a registered charity with non profit status and there are no fees. We have a membership charge only, which funds the use of practice rooms. The use of instruments can be arranged by appointment and requires a small donation.

Some of the community projects and group sessions are reliant on funding, and our past projects have included taking young people into the community to perform outdoor concerts in local parks, community centres and residential homes, not only learning music but also learning how to set up events and audio visual equipment and working as a team.

As a school at the heart of the community we understand the financial burdens on many adults and children, and with the cost of living crisis affecting many families we witness classes being cancelled or stopped due to lack of spare finance,  We believe music helps with so many aspects of life, especially for young people who may not fit in with the standard education system,  so music learning helps with memory, focus, confidence, team building, communication, self-esteem, mental health, and for meeting friends with the same interest in music, therefore helping those struggling with social anxiety.

We are keen to encourage progression, in a safe and calm environment on site, for those students who wish to achieve grading with various options available. We also look at career opportunities with scope as future music tutors giving them chances in life to earn an income.

Any funds raised will go towards allowing children from difficult socio-economic backgrounds to access tutoring and support. 

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