Workshops & Masterclasses

The Cornwall Music Education Hub works with local and national partners to offer inspiring music workshops and masterclasses for both young people and music leaders. 

Musical Video Game Online Summer School

Is your child aged 9-13, living in Cornwall and interested in making music on computers. The Cornwall Music Education Hub has teamed with Conductive Music to offer 50 fully funded places on its online Musical Video Game summer school taking place at 11.00 daily on 27th - 31st July.

To register, go to…/1FAIpQLSewWXhjaVo4YB3V5b…/viewform

Flyer for online Musical Video Game summer school


Develop your songwriting skills! A fully funded online programme for young songwriters in Cornwall

The world’s music industry is working from home at the moment!  Lyricists are collaborating with instrumentalists, producers are working with singers and everyone is learning how to use the technology that they have available to them to make great music online.  We at Cornwall Music Education Hub are doing the same thing!

The Hub’s record label, Kevrenna Records, provides an online platform for young musicians, lyricists, story tellers and poets to work together and we will be running a series of online workshops to support the process.

Following the great work of our first cohort of Songwriters, we will be running another programme of 6 one hour online sessions where you will be able to develop your songwriting skills, starting on Tuesday 7th July:

7th July at 11.00 - Session 1. Developing a concept. We’ll be looking at ways to create a character and a narrative to inspire the song writing process. With a keen focus on identity and empathy we’ll be laying the foundations for writing lyrics.

10th July at 11.00 - Session 2. Lyric writing. We’ll be using identity and narrative to inspire our lyrics. Generating lyrics that fit with the tone of our character and progress the narrative whilst still being in the moment.

14th July at 11.00 - Session 3. Rhythm and melody from lyrics. We’ll be looking at ways to use our characters identity and mood to inspire rhythms, time signature and top line melodies. With a focus upon melody and harmony we’ll be creating the main hook of the songs.

17th July at 11.00 - Session 4. Building your demo.  We’ll be playing with emotional ideas that will help to develop the narratives and harmony within your song. From scale degrees, to counter melodies, we’ll be simplifying some core musical concepts and applying them to demo construction. We’ll also be looking at technology and how to use devices to capture your ideas.

21st July at 11.00 - Session 5. Production.  Using DAW’s, samples, loops, midi instruments and live recording techniques to develop your finished song.

24th July at 11.00 - Session 6. Production continued. Sharing ideas within the group and suggesting ways to develop the music further. From double tracked vocals to poly rhythms we’ll find ways to make your verse groove and your chorus jump out.

To book a place on this programme (all 6 sessions) complete and submit this online consent form.  Please note that places are limited to 12 per programme.

Sessions are only available to young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, aged 11-19.  Young people under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate.  


Picture of some sheet music

Online Music Theory Sessions

Patrick Bailey, the Hub's Secondary Support and Progression/Ensemble Lead, will be offering two online Music Theory courses. Each course will be a block of 4 sessions:

Introduction - Grade 2-3 Course

Introduction and first levels of theory. Patrick Bailey will be offering four online webinars where he will introduce the early stages of music theory. Good for year 9 and 10 students on GCSE or BTEC who would like to gain an understanding of music theory including:Basics of Notation; simple and compound Time Signatures; simple Major and Minor Keys; Rhythm writing.

Some homeworking will be set after each session.

Course dates: Fridays June 12, 19, 26, July 3 10.00-10.45am

Intermediate Grade 4-5 Course

More advanced theory for year 9, 10 and 11. For year 11 students about to go into year 12 on a music course this would be a great chance to get your theory ready for the next step!

Sessions will include: C clefs (alto clefs); Ornaments, Chords and some Transposition

Places are limited to 8 people per course. 

Course dates: Fridays June 12, 19, 26, July 3 11.00-11.45am

Bookings should be made through Eventbrite via the links above


Loft Room Sessions - Online Music Sessions for Young Musicians

Following the success of her online Loft Room Sessions, Emma Oliver-Trend will be running some more online workshops for young musicians in Cornwall:

Loft Room Session Series 2
• Online music sessions for young people in Cornwall
• Learning by ear on Zoom
• Funky folk music from around the World• Any instrument - any ability
• Each session is a new tune - so join any you can!

  • Saturday 11th July 10:00 - 11:00
  • Friday 17th July 12:00 - 13:00
  • Friday 24th July 12:00 - 13:00

More information and for Zoom Invite:

About the sessions




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