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More subsidised places for Music Mentoring announced for 2018.

From April 2018 we have another 20 subsidised places for Music Mentoring. This is supported by Cornwall Music Education Hub to provide music opportunities to promote education, learning and overall well-being.

Cymaz Music has been successfully running this scheme for over 4 years and it continues to develop based on learning, evaluation and reflection. Please email for more information and referral details.

Some fully funded places available for Children and Young People in Care.


Aim of the scheme

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

A professional Music Mentor works with a child/young person in a co-production model which uses music and creativity to aid emotional, educational and social development. It might be to focus on building confidence, developing imagination or to support literacy and numeracy skills to complement classroom learning.


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 lack the confidence, motivation or patience to progress. We are particularly interested in children and young people who experience challenging circumstances or have had an adverse childhood experience 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.


The Music Mentors

Practitioners are experienced, skilled professionals. In 2018 we will have three Trauma Informed Mental Health Practitioners (funded by HeadStart Kernow) trained Music Mentors (we already have one, who is also a Thrive Practitioner). Music Mentors hold insurance, are enhanced DBS checked and undergo rigorous training and development to be able to carry out the role. Regular supervision and training is provided and a Letter of Assurance provided to settings to demonstrate adherence to Safeguarding Procedures.


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