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Music Mentoring - FREE places

Cymaz Music and Cornwall Music Education Hub are committed to ensuring that all children and young people can access high quality music education. For some children and young people, there are significant barriers that prevent this. We have a number of initiatives designed to work with some of Cornwall's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people. One of these is individual Music Mentoring. We are now are offering FULLY funded places for 10 Music Mentoring sessions to children and young people in Care, with SEND or from Service Families.  

Aim of the scheme

To provide nurturing one to one support to children and young people to help them progress with their learning and development through music mentoring.

Who is it for?

This scheme is for children and young people who may have demonstrated some interest and skill with music making but who may lack the confidence, motivation or patience to progress. We are particularly interested in children and young people who experience challenging circumstances in their lives which may prevent them from reaching their potential. This scheme has proven benefits for children and young people for whom music mentoring could have a positive impact and influence on their wider educational learning and personal and social skills.

What is Music Mentoring?

Music mentoring seeks to address the learning and wellbeing needs of the young person through a combination of talking and making music. It is a 10 week objectives driven process where the mentor helps develop the music making abilities of the young person. Mentee, mentor and teacher/professional agree on tangible goals to help support the personal and social skills needed to aid and improve learning. Through a holistic approach the music mentoring scheme aims to empower the young person and enhance their self-awareness and ability to self reflect.

This programme can support;

•       Raising the aspirations and achievements of Cornwall’s most disadvantaged children and young people

•       Raised attainment in wider learning (including supporting PSHE Education) 

•       The Every Child Matters Framework

•       A student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and physical wellbeing in line with the Thrive approach

For information and a referral form please email

Priority area: 
Inclusion & Social Cohesion
Education & Learning
Health & Wellbeing