Plymouth Music Zone

We are a community music charity that believes passionately in the power of music to reach out and bring people together. This is even more important now during lockdown.

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Our onsite sessions are currently paused but we are using this time as an opportunity to explore new and exciting ways of making music with you from a distance.

Latest News

Job Opportunity: Fundraising Manager

This is an amazing opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable Trust and Foundation Fundraiser to take their career to the next level. Do you have what it takes to consolidate…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) End of 2020 Update from Plymouth Music Zone

It will come as no surprise that as the end of the 2020 edges ever closer everyone here at Plymouth Music Zone is still very much missing the sights and…

Plymouth Music Zone Wins National Practising Well Award

The 2020 results of the national Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) awards have been announced for 2020 and Plymouth Music Zone was named the overall winner for the Practising…

Samba Collaboration

Many thanks for submitting all your clips to our samba project.
Here's the compilation of all your sumbmissions, we hope you like it!

You can see here how the project came together and learn how to make your own samba rhythms.

Listening & Learning ~ PMZ Voices

Flexibility Finds a Way for Music Sessions at Residential Homes

PMZ music leader Simon Hackworthy runs a residential home music session in a local park It felt like a long, long…

Landscape (of My Youth)

If you’ve ever moved from your hometown, which landmarks bring memories? This is a question posed by local songwriter, Alan Hyett, who has kindly offered…

Hope and a Piano (2020)

In this beautiful and heart-warming story we share how one of our musicians has been finding hope and continuing their music with PMZ despite being…

There is something about music, of course…

In addition to being PMZ’s ‘Integenerational Coordinator’ Rob Tilsley led PMZ’s weekly Open Zone percussion workshop ‘Baton Beats’ before Covid. It was a very diverse…

Music, Laughter and Effortless Connection

Before Covid – as Plymouth Music Zone’s ‘Intergenerational Coordinator’ Rob Tilsley used to arrange an ambitious project called ‘Rhythm and Respect’. The project brought people…

Community Creation ~ Acrostic MUSIC Poem Challenge

We asked the PMZ community to create and share an acrostic poem using the word ‘MUSIC’. We had a truly wonderful response as people from our PMZ community of all ages across Plymouth and beyond got their thinking caps on and submitted some beautiful poems!
Click here to learn more and read all the fantastic poems you sent us.