Music4U is our Youth Music funded project that seeks to build a more musically inclusive England. Music4U reaches across York, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and provides musical engagement and development opportunities for young people aged 0-25, particularly targeting those whose life circumstances make it difficult for them to otherwise access musical learning. The current Music4U project has developed from 18 years of experience as a Youth Music Action Zone and subsequently a Musical Inclusion provider.

Targeted outcomes are brought about through a vibrant and diverse programme of musical activities, spanning genres from Rap to Rock, and ensembles such as pop bands to orchestras and beyond. All practical activities are delivered by highly-skilled community musicians and are tailored to the young people taking part, with opportunities for participants to gain accreditation, such as the Arts Award.

In 2019 - 2020 we reached 537 children and young people in challenging circumstances


'I think that I have more confidence in myself and my skills. In the past I’ve not really had this because I’ve been shy but I have changed and can recognise what I have to offer'

'I've been writing a lot more and now releasing original music'

'I think that my ability to play and perform in a band has improved'

'Playing at BRID SPA was one of the best places I’ve played at - Sometimes with smaller stages we are at the back and can’t really see the audience. For me this was a new thing'