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Youth Music Initiative

Guitarist from Feis Ros (photo: dgordonphotography)

About the Project

Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which aims to create access to high quality music making opportunities for young people, offer young people the chance to achieve their potential in or through music making, and support the development of the youth music sector for the benefit of young people.

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Latest Stories from YMI:

Learning from the Professionals: the Musicplus+ Mentoring Scheme

Musicplus+ is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre, supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust.

Published: 05 Jan 2015

Ukulele in the Primary Classroom

Ukulele in the Primary Classroom is part of Fife Council’s Youth Music Initiative programme. The project gives class teachers the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele and pass this knowledge on to the children in their class.

Published: 25 Jul 2014

Music in Transition by David Trouton

Music in Transistion explored using music to support children in the transition from Nursery to Primary School as part of West Lothian Council's Youth Music Programme.

Published: 25 Jul 2014

£10m Youth Music Initiative for 2014/15

Creative Scotland is delighted to launch the 2014 /15 Youth Music Initiative (YMI), which has been made possible thanks to £10m support from Scottish Government.

Published: 30 Apr 2014

YMI in the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders Council meets the P6 target through a range of music making activities incorporating local heritage and culture in the classroom. The video below showcases the range of music activities taking place as part of the curriculum at Jordanhill School.

Published: 01 Jul 2013