#YoungTeam is Long Division’s education department. Our mission is to use music to inspire and educate young people, empowering them to find their voices and create their own culture.
We run face to face and digital projects that vary from a couple of hours to a few months in duration and are suitable for a range of age groups from 5 to 25.
At Long Division we believe that music does people good, and music can change the world, and so all our #YoungTeam projects are free, and are built around the Arts Award format, meaning they all result in a qualification.
Our programmes aim to give any young person the chance to:
See Music – we have a commitment to ensure young people can experience live music by professionals and discover music that is new to them.
Make Music – we will provide opportunities for young people to try making their own music and perform it.
Take Music further – we give young people skills, knowledge and opportunity, to make music a career and create their own culture in their own city.
We currently have four programme strands – click on the programme title for more detail.
Discover are short online video experiences built around learning new skills and are presented by professional musicians and creatives from our own community. Some mini-projects can be completed in a couple of hours; some may require a day or more, but are ideally suited for young people at home, and are great for parent / guardians to join in too.
An exciting series of online socials aimed at 14 – 18 year olds. Each week will feature a special guest who will work with the group to talk about Songwriting techniques and styles and encourage participants to create and share work, but in a very informal and fun atmosphere!
SOUNDCHECK – further info coming soon
Our brand new Soundcheck programme sees us heading into schools in the Wakefield District – and bringing working musicians with us. Expect a gig, a full day of creative sessions and lots of opportunities to learn new skills.
AMPLIFY – further info coming soon
AAA – further info coming soon
Our work is funded by Youth Music, Arts Council England, and Wakefield Community Foundation.
Thanks to this support all our programmes are currently free to participate in.