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Music activity and education offers many benefits - music connects the brain in ways no other subject can. It enables young people to develop skills such as listening, memory, perseverance, resilience and self-expression as well as providing benefits to physical health and wellbeing. Research shows that Young People who learn to play a musical instrument improve their life chances in all areas.

Music is often seen as the preserve of the rich or middle class. We want to break down those perceptions and ensure that all young people and families within Torbay can freely access musical activity. Torbay Music Hub provides young people within Torbay aged between 5-18 years with the opportunity to; learn to play an instrument, sing, participate in major events, experience live music and take part in choirs and ensembles. For many students, initial music experiences provided in schools cannot always be built upon. 

The Torbay Music Foundation will work to raise funds to enable more young people to access further musical opportunities and progress in their music-making.


About Torbay Music Foundation


Torbay Music Foundation will be a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation that will primarily lead on fundraising to provide music education opportunities for the young people of Torbay who would otherwise be unable to benefit. Working in close partnership with Torbay Music Hub, the charity will strive to further the Core and Additional Roles of the National Plan for Music Education (2011), which the Hub works to. 

Together in partnership the Torbay Music Hub, theTorbay Music Foundation will grow into a creative and dynamic organisation which puts young people at the heart of everything it does. 

Torbay Music Foundation board .

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of young people? 


We are looking to establish a first-class board which offers a broad mix of skills and motivated individuals from a range of different backgrounds. We are seeking trustees who have experience or a proven background in:

  • Fundraising

  • Setting up a working with a new charity

  • Education

  • Music

  • Finance

  • Strategy setting


This exciting opportunity will allow our trustees to shape and build the Torbay Music Foundation, develop working practices and set up new projects, all for the benefit of young people across Torbay. 

We are passionate about giving all of the young people of Torbay the opportunity to access musical education. As a new charity it is crucial for us to find the right trustees who share our enthusiasm, commitment and vision. 

Please note successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. 

For more information contact us or apply here.

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 April 2019.