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SoundCity and Surrey Arts would like to invite you to...

Pathways into Music

A seminar for people who teach, advise and support early-career artists and future music industry talent, as well as the artists themselves.
Surrey; Fri 26 Apr, 6.00pm - 8.00pm at Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3BH


Brighton; Mon 29 Apr, 4.30pm - 6.30pm at The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Pathways into Music is the first in a series of seminars outlining how musicians can build a business and a career around their music. It explains how artists need to kickstart their own businesses and careers, introduces the people and companies they will work with along the way, and explores the challenges to be met and opportunities to be realised in both the global and the local music community.  The course is aimed at those teaching, advising and supporting early-career musicians and future music industry talent, as well as anyone who is at the start of their own music career, on stage or behind the scenes.
Places are free but limited. To book your place please email:
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Further Information
The seminar is offered as part of ‘Our Future Music’, a regional programme that is part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, funded by Youth Music. Click here for further information.

The seminar will be facilitated by Chris Cooke and Phil Nelson.

Please note, as this is a workforce development event there is an age restriction of 18+.

If you have any access requirements please contact Abi Sharp on

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We are recruiting now for violin, drum kit and double bass teachers!

Are you a committed and energetic musician, keen to share your skills and passion for music?

Would you like to join our vibrant team of music educators and take part in our varied programme of high-quality music activity for children and young people in the city?


We are looking for dynamic and inspiring instrumental teachers to join our teaching panel!

Know a budding young musician looking for studio time?

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts are excited to announce a brand new FREE weekly drop-in music session in the East Brighton area for young people aged 13-19!


This unique opportunity gives young people the chance to experiment, learn and develop new skills in beat making, recording, singing, rap, production, lyric writing and mixing. All participants will be offered expert advice and guidance in fully equipped studios and recording rooms which provides everything needed to create high quality music worthy of any streaming service or radio station. We can cater for all styles and genres, from grime, rap, hip-hop & RnB to folk, rock, heavy metal and everything in between.

Sessions run from 6pm - 8pm every Tuesday (term time only) at Brighton MET College, East Campus, 109 Wilson Ave, Brighton BN2 5PB  All levels and abilities are welcome and no previous music making experience is necessary. We cultivate an informal, relaxed and friendly environment for anyone so come along and have a go! Free snacks & drinks will also be available!



  • Tuesday Dec 4th

  • Tuesday Dec 11th

  • Tuesday Dec 18th : No session

  • Tuesday Jan  8th

  • Tuesday Jan  15th

  • Tuesday Jan  22nd

  • Tuesday Jan  29th

  • Tuesday Feb 5th

  • Tuesday Feb 12th

  • Tuesday Feb 26th :  No Session (half term break)

  • Tuesday March 5th

  • Tuesday March 12th

  • Tuesday March 19th 

Activities will be led by a partnership of local organisations including The Trust For Developing Communities youth work team, members of staff from the B&H Music Education Hub SoundCity and experienced musicians and tutors from Brighton’s MET College and AudioActive.

We are very much looking forward to hosting you or your child at the next drop in session. Alternatively, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jon Morray-Jones on

Could your child be a musician of the future?

Get Into Music Taster Session

Sat 22 Sep, 10.00 - 12.30pm | Brighton Dome Founders Room, Church St, Brighton

Come and try out different instruments at our Get Into Music Taster Session


Instrumental learning opportunities are available at every school in Brighton & Hove and at our Music Centres. This September, we warmly welcome parent, carers, primary and secondary aged children to join us at our Get Into Music Taster Session to learn more. If your child is interested in learning to sing or play an instrument, please come along!


Open to all children from Year 2 and above, our Get Into Music Taster Session will be a chance for you and your child to:


  • See and try the range of instruments available to learn

  • Meet our friendly team of specialist instrumental teachers and ask for advice on which instrument to choose

  • Learn about the great opportunities to play and sing in orchestras, choirs, bands and ensembles at our Music Centres

  • Find out about fees and how we may be able to help with financial support towards the cost of lessons

  • Find out about instrument purchase and hire options

  • Apply for lessons and enable your child to begin their musical journey


There’s no need to sign up, just drop-in any time between 10.00 - 12.30pm on Sat 22 Sep. Children are very welcome and wheelchair access is available.


If you have any questions, please contact us on 01273 261565 or email


We look forward to meeting you and supporting your child to Get into Music!

Join our fundraising Music Marathon on Saturday 17th November!

encore with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival present:


Saturday 17 November 2018, Brighton Dome Foyer

A marathon of young musical talent from 10am-6pm

Donations on the door

A joint fundraising event for encore and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, supporting the next generation of musical talent in Brighton & Hove.

encore is the fundraising network for all the young musicians supported by Brighton & Hove Music and Arts (BHMA). Over 4000 young people of all abilities are taught by us each week in every Brighton & Hove school. Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is a charity that creates, presents and hosts 600 events with an audience of 600,000, including 20,000 people directly benefitting from our creative learning work each year. BDBF and BHMA became one organisation on 1 July 2017.  Together we provide music and arts education, performance and touring opportunities for children and young people city-wide.


Get Involved!

Young musicians can help us raise money by showcasing their talent at the Music Marathon and gathering sponsorship for their performance.  


Music lovers, friends and family can help by sponsoring a young musician, coming to the event or making a donation. 


Businesses and philanthropists can show their support as an event sponsor.

Get involved! The Giufà project is coming to Battle and we need you!

There's a new Glyndebourne Youth Opera project with Opera Circus, Battle Festival and Crisis Classroom to create The Giufà Project coming soon..

For 10 days (20–31 August) our friends at Glyndebourne will be filling Battle with exciting collaborative artworks and performances. They will be in residence at Battle Abbey School with an international team of artists and participants creating and sharing art with the local community. 

A performance will then be held in Battle at the end of the residency on Thursday 30 August as well as performances at Battle Festival in October.  

How to get involved

Glyndebourne need a group of collaborative and creative people to take part in this exciting project. You can apply if you are:

– currently in GYO2 (aged between 14 and 19 on Monday 20 August). Or if you are new to GYO and would like to apply please make sure you have joined the GYO mailing list first.    

– able to attend all ten days of the Summer residency between 20–31 August and Battle Arts Festival rehearsals and performances on 13, 14 and 20 October.

– prepared to work collaboratively in a friendly and inclusive environment.

To find out more about the Giufà Project and to apply to take part please visit the Glyndebourne website. Applications close on Friday 6 July at 5pm.

BHMA Summer School 2018

Apply now for Summer School 2018 - our mini music festival for children and young people, taking place at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in July. We believe passionately in the many benefits of taking part in music and aim to support all young musicians to achieve their musical potential through our programme of high quality, creative Summer School courses. Whatever you’re into we have a course for you, with courses focused on music technology, singing, rock & pop and classical music.

Sign up for our Aliens, Zombies and Monsters Holiday Course!

An invitation to all children and young people in Years 4-6 to explore the 'Aliens, Zombies & Monsters' exhibition at Hove Museum, create some music, art, poems or stories, and get an Arts Award Discover!   


Date: Thursday 5th April 2018

Time: 10.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Room, Hove Museum, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB

Fee: £30.00 

Find out more about the exhibition, the course, and how to apply.

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A new meta-study finds they out-perform non-musicians on memory tasks, including the critical ability to retain and process information.

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