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.

Community Creation ~ Baton Beats Collaborative Samba

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.

Listening & Learning ~ PMZ Voices

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…

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…

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…

Latest News

Summer Jam 2020 Online

This year has turned out to be a very different year for us all. Usually we would be celebrating our annual Summer Jam in Devonport Park now, but instead we…

PMZ Extraordinary Times Programme

Latest Coronavirus Update from Plymouth Music Zone’s Leadership Team July/August 2020 The Plymouth Music Zone team is still very much missing seeing everyone’s faces, being together and hearing the beautiful…

Funding Awarded for Innovative Plymouth University Project in Partnership with PMZ

The University of Plymouth has been awarded almost half a million pounds in funding for an innovative partnership project to enhance support for students to develop and share valuable skills across…