Free in-person workshops in schools


We are planning a music-centred cross-arts project involving local secondary schools. Students will get the opportunity to work with exciting, contemporary artists to develop creative skills and explore themes that are important to them.

There will be taster/research sessions in schools during the Winter term 2023 to develop the vision for the project, which will begin delivery in January 2024. The ten-week project will:

  • Develop skills in music-making, movement and words
  • Celebrate local people, local places and local ambition
  • Amplify the voices of local young people

The artists will work with targeted groups (e.g., A Level Music, GCSE Dance, AEN, pupil mental health ambassadors, young women experiencing anxiety) and each school will be offered a mix of two workshops to create their piece/performance (e.g., movement and sound, sound and words, words and movement).

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in finding out more.


About NYJO

NYJO exists to empower young jazz musicians and inspire audiences across the UK, through engaging participation projects and impactful live performances. Founded in 1965, NYJO has grown from a single jazz orchestra to a multifaceted organisation that is committed to supporting and developing musicians of all styles and standards. Whether you want to become the next emerging artist or simply play for fun – we’re here for it.

The NYJO Learning programme nurtures young musicians through high-quality workshops, courses and performance opportunities. We value access, inclusivity and progress at all levels and believe in the power of musical participation as a tool for personal growth. We run weekly workshops at our home at Woolwich Works, an arts venue in South East London, and work around the country with Music Services, Hubs, and Schools to widen access to music education opportunities across the UK.

Contact details

Vikki Maudave | Head of Learning | [email protected]