"Community Music Wales gave us access to professionals who enhanced our work...Tutors brought out the best in all ages and abilities"

Jayne Neal, Tŷ Hapus, Conway



CMW's training offers practical and theory training in the key skills needed to work as a community music tutor in a wide range of community settings.

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We have over 25 years experience developing and delivering workshops. We recognise that all groups have different issues and different needs. We'll discuss your group's needs and work with you to tailor activity for your time frame and budget.

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Innovation in Funding Conference

Throughout 2014 and early into 2015, Community Music Wales undertook a Nesta funded digital R&D project looking into alternative finance options for arts and charitable organisations with a focus on innovation in Crowdfunding.  The proposition was to develop an online box office that enables audiences to donate their booking fees to arts and charity crowdfunding campaigns of their choice.

Throughout the process CMW worked in collaboration with various organisations to develop crowdfunding campaigns and to learn what the needs and expectations within the sector are.  Adam Williams, who led the project, will present some of the findings and outcomes of the project with an emphasis on the potential to generate income through digital strategies, creativity and audience engagement.

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CMW Music in the Parks

Community Music Wales in Partnership with Cardiff Communities First and CCHA will be delivering a series of Music in the Parks activities at events in Cardiff throughout August.

Each event is different and we’re really looking forward to working with a wide range of organisations to collaborate and contribute to some fun family activity throughout Cardiff this summer.

Events coming up:

20th August 2015 – Riverside Festival. In the build up to the festival we will be working with the festival organisers to make instruments out of recycled material for some of the performers to use on the day of the festival. (Saturday 22nd of August, Dispenser Gardens) The workshops are open to all families in Riverside and the surrounding areas and the more the merrier, as they say.

25th August 2015 – Ministry of Life Summer Music Event. CMW will be on hand to deliver African percussion workshops as part of the festival in Splott Park. The workshops are open to everyone so if you fancy having a go at learning the rhythms of west Africa, come on down.

28th August 2015 – Bayside, Splott. CCHA are running a family oriented event for the residents of the Bayside estate in Splott. We’re delighted to be there with our African percussion offering opportunities for residents to get involved with some vibrant and spontaneous music making. There will also be a wide array of other activities, and we’ve heard, there will be smoothie making workshops. Yummy!

30th August 2015 – Butetown Carnival. The carnival organisers have asked to come in and make some instruments out of recycled materials for use on the parade floats. Of course we said yes, and we’ll also be on hand in the park afterwards running workshops for everyone to join in and learn how to make them themselves. Exciting stuff!

We’ll hopefully be announcing a few more activities over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more info.

Music Mix 2015

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MusicMix is our annual weeklong summer course for 14-18 year olds from 3-8 August. Over a week, participants will work with our tutors and professional musicians to create their own music using the word and theme of Ladder as a stimulus. They will be taught composition skills and techniques with a big focus on improvisation.

At the end of the week participants get the rare opportunity to perform their own new music on the New Theatre stage with full technical support as part of our gala youth arts performance.

MusicMix: Ladder is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to develop improvisation and performance skills, meet new people and have fun. This year the course is absolutely free as it forms part of Arts Active’s new combined youth arts showcase performance at the New Theatre on Saturday 8 August.

Whatever you plan you can take part in this week long course. There will be opportunities to try MC’ing and singing for those who want to and we can provide instruments to accommodate anyone who’d like to have a go but does not have their own guitar/bass/drums or even tuba!

This is an exciting project which will see music, dance, performance and circus go hand in hand. We do hope you will join us.

Places are reserved by application only which is available here:


For more information about MusicMix Ladder please call Arts Active on 02920 878572

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