Last weekend 20 young jazz students from all over Cornwall came together at Helston Community College to work with 3 National Youth Jazz Collective tutors to improve their improvisation and jazz skills. The students, from as far afield as Cape Cornwall and Wadebridge, worked as a large group and in smaller ensembles with Andrew Bain (drums), Mark Hodgson (double bass) and Simon Colam (piano).
The Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition is open to all 11 – 16 year olds. The project aims to encourage creative music-making both in and out of school and to provide a platform for young people’s music.
Music Cornwall offers talented pupils the opportunity of individual lessons on their main instrument through the Annual Awards scheme.