About the Programme

The Youth Music Initiative (YMI) was launched in March 2003 by the Scottish Executive. It is a nationwide funding programme administered by Creative Scotland and encompassing all 32 local authorities. YMI was established to support and develop the provision of opportunities for music making and tuition for young people across Scotland.

Falkirk Community Trust manages the YMI programme on behalf of Falkirk Council. We deliver three programmes of work within the Youth Music Initiative: Outreach Programme; Falkirk Traditional Music Project and Tune-in.

Outreach Programme:

Professional musicians work in partnership with primary and nursery teachers to develop children's musicianship skills and enhance the music curriculum. The outreach programme has proved to be a very successful project impacting on a large number of pupils. The weekly workshops use the Kodaly method of musical education to explore singing and instrumentation within selected Primary schools in Falkirk.

Falkirk Traditional Music Project:

Falkirk Traditional Music Project offers young people from P4 – S6 the opportunity to learn a traditional Scottish instrument. The Trad Music Project offers tuition and the loan of instruments at no cost to the pupils. We currently offer tuition in the Mandolin, Chanter, Accordion, Whistle, Bagpipes, Fiddle and Bodhran. The lessons are taught by professional traditional musicians after school at Falkirk High School. Enquiries can go to senior tutor john.somerville@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Within the project there is the opportunity for pupils to progress into one of our Trad Bands. As part of the Trad Band pupils have the opportunity to perform at various concerts and events throughout the year.

Tune In:

A professional musician supports pupils' music development at the Mariner Support Service, Carrongrange High School, Oxgang School and ASN wings of mainstream schools. The musician works with pupils introducing them to instrumentation and music technology to help increase confidence, communication skills and develop life skills.

For further information about the Youth Music Initiative, please contact hello@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Contact us

Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way
Falkirk
FK2 9EE

01324 590969
Last updated: 04 October 2018 at 09:48