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Music Mentoring - Subsidised Places Available

Cymaz Music is pleased to be able to offer subsidised places for Music Mentoring with funding from Cornwall Music Education Hub. 

Aim of the scheme

To provide one to one additional support to children and young people to help them progress with their music making and improve their wider learning, personal and social skills.

Who is it for?

This scheme is aimed at young people who may have demonstrated some interest and skill with music making but who 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. Creativity and music making can boost confidence, aid learning and improve focus. This can support a child’s overall development.

What is Music Mentoring?

Music Mentoring is a one to one scheme between a Professional Music Mentor and a child/young person. It is a co-production model which uses music to support children and young people’s emotional, educational and social development. 

It is a time limited intervention that is centred around the child and young person’s needs and interests. Music Mentors work with pupil, teachers and sometimes parents/carers to identify goals and intended outcomes. These may be linked to musical learning, wider educational targets or social skills such as communication or team working. It may also focus on personal skills which might include building confidence, self-esteem, creativity and sense of agency.

What does the scheme involve?

·         A referral is made by a teaching/member of staff/professional which will outline the circumstances, context and reasons for referring to Music Mentoring

·         Following the referral a matching process between Mentee and Music Mentor will take place – dependent on location, interests, circumstances

·         A planning meeting between Music Mentor and Teacher (they may meet the child at this) – to agree some goals and find out more about the specific needs and context

·         10 sessions of one hour (ideally weekly, but this can be flexible)

·         A follow up session to evaluate, reflect on outcomes and provide signposting (this may also include providing a report for a TAC or PEP meeting, or if suitable, attendance at that meeting)

·         A summary report from the Mentor covering; Musical, Personal, Social and wider Learning/Education outcomes

·         A certificate of achievement for the Mentee along with copies of any recordings of musical achievements


Email for more information about costs and for a referral form.

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