Update, 12 April 2021:
All our shops, the Maltings Gallery and our outdoor covered café are now open. You can also book River Trips along the River Alde and Pizza in the Tipi. Concerts will restart in late May. Read our re-opening plans here.

Community Musician Training

Series: Community

Ideas explored: music for community, professional development for musicians, support for musicians

This month, we launched our community musician training in partnership with Spitalfields Music, connecting local musicians with communities across East Suffolk

Our Community Team delivers projects across East Suffolk to support the health and wellbeing of individuals and to strengthen communities. Working throughout the year, our projects aim to support young people in and out of school and those living in challenging circumstances, families with young children, older people living with long-term health conditions and those in the criminal justice system.

We’ve just started working (virtually) with a talented group of local musicians, offering four days of paid training to provide them with the skills to help deliver this vital programme of work. The sessions are lead by a range of experience community music leaders who will share a huge range of techniques and knowledge with the participants.

The first session took place last week, and some of the participants were kind enough to share their thoughts on the training so far.

Kristin Caswell

Listen to Kristin’s thoughts following the first training session.

Andi Hopgood

Andi has shared some of her thoughts following the first day of training in the video below.