New Funds enable Scotland’s young people to access music-making activities during COVID-19 pandemic

Young people across Scotland are set to access a wide range of remote music making activities and opportunities through a Scotland-wide mentoring project.

The Scottish Music Centre’s MusicPlus project is offering independent music makers aged 14-19 opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and confidence, through working with professional music industry mentors and participating in group music activities with peers.

Responding to COVID-19 restrictions, MusicPlus has transferred mentoring and group sessions, as well as its wide range of instrument and DJ technique tuition, and music production tutorials, onto online platforms.

While schools and colleges are closed, MusicPlus has launched a new digital resource page, covering topics from music production to instrument tuition for all skill levels. An online coursework series on song writing and music production will also be available.

Find out more about the Youth Music Initiative.