Listening and Learning: PMZ Voices

As part of our Extraordinary Times Programme, we are taking some time to listen and learn, from you the community and also by tapping into all the exciting resources that are springing up during this time of renewal. Here you can read some reflections from our PMZ music leaders.

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 in isolation.

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 group that had a broad…

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 together from different circumstances and…

Breaking Down Barriers, Engaging Learners with Music

It is easy to assume that everyone in the room feels comfortable making music together. It is a big ask for many people to be outside their comfort zones. Music…

I’m a musician, and music doesn’t sound good to me any more.

Rob Tilsley is a PMZ Music Leader and our ‘Intergenerational Coordinator’. In this honest and frank blog he talks through his experience of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Tinnitus is…

Guest Blog: “A completely different outlook on how music can change peoples’ lives…”

During PMZ’s ‘Extraordinary Times programme’, we’re setting out to listen and learn during this lockdown. As part of that we’ll be inviting a series of guest bloggers, people who who’ve…