The Musical Youth (Newport) group is aimed at young people (approx. 10 yrs+), providing access to instruments, tuition and a space to explore your musical creativity – parents not wanted!
We hold a weekly two hour workshop from 6pm till 8pm every Tuesday (check during school holidays), where the emphasis is on having a fun time whilst advancing your musical skills and confidence.
We usually ask the group to suggest some of their favourite songs to play, we listen to the songs and then select some that are easy enough for the whole group to manage. After that we learn the musical structure of the song and simplify it so that everyone can join in e.g. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran or All of Me by John Legend
We also spend some time focussed on developing rhythm skills – basically lots of drumming and others fun beats.
We aim to put on a small concert at some point and perform the songs in public – a little bit scary but very rewarding!
Being “willing and enthusiastic to learn” is the main criteria for joining in with us.
Instruments: If you have your own then please bring them along, if not, don’t worry – we have loads for you to play and try out.
We are all enthusiastic volunteers with years of musical experience, ready to help you play music that you choose.