Music sessions for young people in Manchester

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A round-up of our free music sessions for young people in Manchester. Open to anyone interested in making music, trying new things, meeting new people and doing something creative outside of school, college and work. 

Music sessions for young people in Manchester
10th January 2022

A round-up of our free music sessions for young people in Manchester. Open to anyone interested in making music, trying new things, meeting new people and doing something creative outside of school, college and work. 

Music is fun. It can be a great way to express yourself, to connect with others, to try new things and create something you’re proud of. 

If you’re a young person living in Manchester, we run a range of free music sessions across the city. Open to anyone interested in making music, trying new things, meeting new people and doing something creative outside of school, college and work. 

You don’t need to have any previous skills or experience – just let us know what you’re interested in when you come along! For more information about any of the sessions please contact Lucy Wallace at lucy@brightersound.com.

Check out What’s On for specific dates for all of the below sessions.


Music at Manchester Youth Zone

What?
Open to anyone who wants to just give music a go. Have fun and try lyric writing, singing, songwriting, playing instruments, recording or producing with professional musicians.

When?
Monday evenings, 5.30-6.30pm (11-14 year olds) and 7-8.30pm (14-19 year olds). 

Where?
Manchester Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, Manchester M9 8AE

Get involved
To get involved you just need to join the Manchester Youth Zone – it’s free to become a member.


Sing City at Brighter Sound

What?
A free music-making group open to young musicians (of any genre) aged 13-19 who want to develop skills in original song creation, collaborative music making, playing with a band and performance.

When?
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm

Where?
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Get involved
To get in touch for more information, or about joining sessions, simply drop Andrea an email at andrea@brightersound.com.


Creative Drop-In at The Horsfall
In partnership with 42nd Street

What?
Have a go at creating your own music with a team of supportive songwriters and producers at 42nd Street’s Creative Drop-In’s to help you improve your wellbeing and develop new skills in:

  • Songwriting
  • Electronic music production
  • Beat making
  • Collaborative music making
  • Lyric writing

An experienced mental health professional from 42nd Street will be on hand to support.

When?
Thursday evenings, 4.30-6.30pm. Starting in March 2022

Where?
The Horsfall, 2 Jersey St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6JB OR online via Zoom

Get involved
If you’d like to join online please email create@42ndstreet.org.uk ahead of the session so we can send you a Zoom link. Otherwise, feel free to just drop-in.


New Tracks at Blackley Music Centre
In partnership with One Education

What?
A music production and wellbeing project for young people aged 11-16. Work with professional songwriters and producers Balraj Samrai (Swing Ting), Jen Puckey and Rahman Kebbie to create the music that you want to make. Weekly sessions to help you improve your wellbeing and develop skills in:

  • Beat making
  • How to use DAWs
  • Songwriting using production software
  • How to record your voice and instrument
  • Arranging and mixing
  • Electronic music production
  • Collaborative music making

When?
Thursdays, 4.45-6.45pm.
Spring term from January-March.
Summer term from April-July.

Where?
Blackley Music Centre, Co-operative Academy Manchester, Plant Hill Road, Higher Blackley, M9 0WQ

Get involved
Drop in to the first session and sign up if you like it. Please contact music@oneeducation.co.uk for more information.