Building foundations of a love of music

Who we are

We are a South London based music performance and education group set up in 2016 to engage young people in exciting and challenging ensemble work.

Our aim is to develop group playing skills, leadership, confidence as well as cultural appreciation and understanding. Youthsayers provides free of charge equal access, opportunities and a developmental path for all young people with an interest in learning about music performance and ensemble playing.

Our goal

We aim to support the young people we work as they grow as people and help them maintain a positive outlook to tackle the challenges that life presents.

Youthsayers provides opportunities for work experience that develop employability skills in young people. Youthsayers is run by musicians from established recording and performance group, Soothsayers.

How we do this

We run weekly sessions for our two groups – the sessions comprise of learning new music, learning how to improvise, playing in a group, performance skills and many other facets of musicianship and teamwork.

The composition of the two groups is based around age and experience. Our rehearsal sessions are aimed at developing young people as musicians as well as aiming towards performances. We perform regularly at venues and festivals.

As well as this we run workshops in schools and with other organisations with the aim of engaging more young people and sharing our methods with other music leaders.

Are you aged between 11 to 18 and would like to play a musical instrument and play great music