A new Scarborough project has been set up to give all young people the chance to be part of a very special music group.
SCAMPS is an inclusive music group that brings disabled and able-bodied youngsters together to enjoy a love of music.
The group meets every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm at The Street on Lower Clark Street, Scarborough.
It is open to anyone aged from seven to 25 and parents are encouraged to come along to encourage their children.
Organiser Helen Berry said: “The idea is to bring together any young people with a love of music to develop that further.
“We are looking for everyone, including young people with disabilities, learning development disorders, including autism and non-disabled members including siblings or young carers, young people who are completing Duke of Edinburgh or Arts Awards or considering a future career in youth work or social care and young people who simply enjoy making music.”
No musical experience is necessary and the young people will get to work with professional music artists who’ll help them to develop their own musical skills and creativity.
“We are finding that it is a wonderful way for young people to develop musical and personal skills, become more confident and more comfortable communicating with lots of other people and in some cases gain valuable leadership experience too,” added Helen.
SCAMPS is part of the NYMAZ Youth Music programme for North Yorkshire. NYMAZ provides high quality music-making activities for young people who might not otherwise
have the opportunity. NYMAZ is the National Foundation for Youth Music’s strategic partner in North Yorkshire.
The project is run in association by Create arts development agency in association with Yorkshire Coast Families, NYMAZ Youth Music programme for North Yorkshire, Accessible Arts and Media, the National Foundation for Youth Music, and Arts Council England.
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