YMCA Music Project is a Big Hit…

YMCA North Tyneside held a fantastic musical evening on Thursday March 29th to promote our youth music development group, Standing Upright.

The event took place in our newly developed Café, on Church Way North Shields. The evening featured wonderful performances from Amber Leigh Irish, Alex Kirtley and Kyle Morley, three young musicians, who have in their up and coming careers, been supported and developed by YMCA Music Studios.

Young people from around the region enjoyed an evening of superb music, while taking the opportunity to try their hand at music production on some of the state of the art computers which were brought down for the evening. They also had the opportunity to talk to YMCA Music Studio Co-ordinator, Andi Anderson and North Tyneside Music Education Hub leader Susie Jones about their musical interests and aspirations. As a result we have inspired 16 young people to take part in Stand Upright. They are all signed up and raring go! 

Amber Leigh Irish takes the stage

Andi Anderson, of YMCA North Tyneside said:

“I’m delighted to help launch ‘Standing Upright’, its an amazing YMCA project offering musical opportunities to young people in North Tyneside. It’s great to see so many young people here tonight who have a genuine interest in music. We’ve had real success in developing young people to launch successful careers in the music industry and I’m really looking forward to working with the next group of young people, who will undoubtedly go on to achieve big things themselves.”

The youth development groups, which have been made possible through a grant of £27,688 from Youth Music Network, and will be delivered from YMCA Music Studios on Hawkeys Lane, North Shields. The first session will take place on Wednesday 18 April 6pm until 8pm. Whilst places are limited, any young person, aged 12 – 24 with an interest in music can express an interest by e-mailing studio co-ordinator Andi Anderson – andi@ymcanorthtyneside.org.uk


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