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Sheffield Music Hub to recruit 30 more young musicians

The Musical Stars programme provides one-on-one tuition, free instrument hire and personalised support to help young music makers in Sheffield “reach their full potential”.

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'Musical Stars' performing at Sheffield Music Hub's Hubfest.

Sheffield Music Hub has announced that it will recruit more young people to its Musical Stars programme after securing financial support from its Friends and Volunteers group, and national charity Awards for Young Musicians under its Furthering Talent strand.

The Hub will provide extra places for 30 young people, offering one-on-one tuition on their instrument of choice, free instrument hire, dedicated industry support and the chance to perform at events across the city.

Ian Naylor, Head of Music Education at Sheffield Music Hub, said: “We know that music beats in every corner of our city – it is our job to listen and make sure every young musician is given the support they need to reach their full potential.

“This, however, is only the beginning of our journey [...] Too many young people are held back from exploring their full musical potential due to a lack of support, whilst others are denied the opportunity to ever get started.”

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Cllr Abtisam Mohamed added: "Every child deserves the very best music education, regardless of parental income, race, gender, where they live, whether they have special educational needs or disabilities or are looked-after children.”

Sheffield Music Hub was established in 2001 and now works with 15,000 children and young people in Sheffield every week.

The organisation hosts the annual young people's festival Hubfest and recently announced Hubfest MOMENTUM 2021, which will provide mentoring and performance opportunities for young people identifying as female or non-binary. Applications for that programme are live until Sunday 13 December.

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You can support the Musical Stars, Furthering Talent programme via JustGiving.

by Sam Walby (he/him)

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