We are continuing to run a number of youth clubs, orchestra rehearsals and other creative workshops online. We’ve been working hard to keep in touch with everyone and to keep our amazing community of young musicians, tutors & youth-workers together at this challenging time.
Tinderbox Tuesday Hub Online: Our weekly music youth club, usually held at North Edinburgh Arts. We have been getting together every week to share solo performances, DJ, sing, dance and generally keep in touch and have some fun.
Tinderbox Orchestra Online: The Orchestra have been continuing to gather every Sunday afternoon and experiment with how to play / make music in big groups online – including recording together to make music videos like these! We have opened these sessions up for people to join us – check out the Tinderbox Orchestra Online Summer Sessions for more information.
Tinderbox Lab – Virtual Studio Wednesdays: A group of artists involved in the Tinderbox Lab have been gathering for skills-sharing sessions and to keep each other motivated and making new work.
Tinderbox Saturday Music School: A brand new project! – we are running online music lessons in small groups for a range of instruments, singing and song-writing.
Rock Trust Mondays online: weekly music sessions young people at the Rock Trust
Sights & Sounds of Isolation: A callout for creative responses to the current situation – poems, music, artwork, songs and other ideas. We are gathering these from people as individual expressions, and hope to make some collaborative artworks out of them too. Click here to learn more and to get involved.
‘Hangouts’ & Skills-sharing sessions – Online peer-to-peer sessions organised by members of Tinderbox. They have involved open-mics, musical editing and arrangement sessions, drawing sessions and Quiznights!
Online Gigs: During lockdown so far we have put on our first Online Gig as well as a Tinderbox Livestream. We also presented Hey Jude – Symphony of a Thousand in parternship with the Music Education Partnership Group (MEPG)!
Guides & Resources
We have also put together a couple of guides & resources for others in case they might be useful:
- Guide to Online Music & Youth Work using Zoom
- Links to Financial Resources for Freelancers, artists/musicians and people on low income or out of work.
If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above please email email@example.com.