Teignbridge

Music Centres and Ensembles in Teignbridge

Bushell Youth Community Orchestra

Beginner Intermediate

Bushell Youth Community Orchestra is an exciting youth orchestra for all young musicians in Newton Abbot and Teignbridge.

Where Newton Abbot
Who Aged 8 and above
Web

Jam Buddies (The Turning Tides Project)

Beginner Intermediate

Accessible weekly Band meeting, music-making, song writing and musical exploration.

Where South Devon
Who Open to all
Web www.theturningtidesproject.org.uk

Jamming Station

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Jamming Station is a hub where artists can connect and grow creatively through crafting ideas, making music and performing.

Where Totnes
Who Aged 13–21yrs
Web www.jammingstation.co.uk

Saturday Morning Music (SaMM)

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

An inclusive organisation offering children of all ages and musical abilities the opportunity to enjoy making music with others in a wide variety of ensemble workshops.

Where Totnes
Who Ages 4 to 18.
Web sammtotnes.org

Sound Communities

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Sound Communities works with disadvantaged young people in music production, DJing, lyric writing, rap and broadcasting. Young people work towards producing music videos, podcasts, releasing their own music digitally or events to allow their voices to be heard on bigger platforms. Located in Paignton (but also offering outreach sessions through their mobile Broadcasting Bus), they are equipped with a recording studio, broadcasting studio and workshop space alongside the latest digital tech.

Where Torbay
Who Aged 11-25
Email More information at info@soundcommunities.co.uk
Web www.soundcommunities.co.uk>

Sound Lab Devon

Beginner Intermediate

Explore music through performance, technology and games at Sound Lab, a free weekly after-school creative music programme for young people aged 12 plus with ASC and/or additional learning needs, hosted at Glendinning Academy from 3.15-4.45pm on Thursdays.

Where Newton Abbot
Who Young people aged 12 plus with ASC and/or additional learning needs.
Email Catherine Browning at catherine@evolvemusic.org.uk
Web www.evolvemusic.org.uk

South Devon Youth Jazz

Intermediate Advanced

The South Devon Youth Jazz project provides a pathway for the emerging musician into the world of jazz and improvisation. Its aim is to provide the young musicians of South Devon with an opportunity to play jazz together in a fun and encouraging environment.

Where Totnes
Who No minimum standard, but estimate that students need to be able to read music to a reasonable extent and be approximately a Grade 2 technical standard on their instrument (but no need to have taken exams).
Email info@sdyj.co.uk
Web www.sdyj.co.uk

Ungroup from Moor to Sea Music Collective

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Are you a young person who likes the idea of being in a band, but not sure where to start? Want to make music with others, but not face to face? Are you a fabulous musician keen to collaborate and experiment? A vocalist or songwriter looking to work with others? An aspiring producer or beatmaker wanting to influence? Come & build a musical UnGroup with us.

County Groups

Devon County Junior Choirs

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon County Junior Choirs are for any children from Years 3 to 8 who are enthusiastic about singing and wish to enhance their singing technique and perform regularly. It is not necessary for any child to have previous experience of singing in a choir - the most important things are enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. Schola Exe offers further tuition and experience for girls aged 13–18 and boys with unchanged voices.

Where Exeter
Who Boys and girls aged 7 to 13 (DCJC) and girls aged 13 – 18 and boys with unchanged voices aged 13 and above (Schola Exe).
Web dcjc.org.uk

Devon County Youth Brass Band

Intermediate Advanced

Devon County Youth Brass Band gives young brass and percussion players from across Devon the opportunity to learn and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age – regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Okehampton
Who No auditions, open to intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 3-8+ ability.
Web www.dcybb.org

Devon Youth Chamber Brass

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon Youth Chamber Brass ensemble is a new Devon-wide group for all brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above to give students the opportunity of higher level chamber brass ensemble performance experience with like-minded individuals, with a mix of traditional repertoire and popular arrangements.

Where Exeter
Who Brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above.
Email Sam Massey at sam@sammasseymusic.com
Web dycb.co.uk/

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Exeter
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability. Sit in with the band at the first rehearsal in September, auditions for instruments with limited places.
Web www.dyjo.org

Devon Youth Orchestras

Intermediate Advanced

Experience playing in a full orchestra in a safe and encouraging environment, exploring a wide range of styles with expert instrumental coaching through regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Exeter
Who Devon Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras provide opportunities for intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.devonyouthorchestras.org

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Symphonic wind orchestra for young musicians across Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Budleigh Salterton
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.dywo.co.uk

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble

Intermediate Advanced

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble is an opportunity for young singers and instrumentalists to learn and perform folk and roots music from different cultures all over the world, with expert tuition from professional leaders, write new songs and arrangements, perform live and record an album.

Where Exeter
Who No auditions and you don't need to read music! Instrumentalists should be an intermediate level of ability on their instruments, no entry requirements for singers.
Web www.wrenmusic.co.uk/what-we-do/devon-youth-folk-ensemble

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