New music scheme launches in Cambridgeshire for youngsters to become popstars on a budget
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Budding musicians can learn how to become the next big thing in a new scheme by the creators of Ely Area Music Centre.
The 'School of Rock & Pop' aims to help young people across Cambridgeshire build a career as a 'DIY Musician' in the music industry in 2020.
It comes after a new project to help young musicians take their music to the next level was launched in Ely in 2018 by Cambridgeshire Music.
Cambridgeshire Music's education hub is running a series of courses and workshops across the county during 2020 - including Cottenham.
Students can learn how to do their own marketing, recording and produce their own music - even on a small budget.
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Weekly workshops during term time will offer students the chance to play as part of a band and develop performance techniques and stage presence, as well as arranging and composing their own songs.
Established musicians and songwriters will support students every step of the way - from writing their first song through to performing at their first gig.
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And aspiring groups will even have the chance to record their music, appear on radio and perform on the Cambridge Junction stage.
Ross Wilson, music development manager, said: "The term 'DIY Musician' is a term that's come about relatively recently in the music industry. "The idea is that you don't need to have big music labels behind you or put a lot of money into it. You can produce quality stuff from your bedroom or a home studio on a budget."
The School of Rock & Pop is open to musicians of all abilities and will run at the following locations during term times:
· Cottenham Village College on Wednesdays during term time from 3.15 to 4.45pm
· Linton Village College on Tuesdays during term time from 3.15 to 4.45pm
· Trumpington Community College on Thursdays during term time from 3.15 to 4.45pm
Taking part costs £35 per term. If cost is a barrier, there are bursaries available for young people who live and attend school in Cambridgeshire.
To find out more visit https://www.cambridgeshiremusic.org.uk/