The Rural Music Network offers young people and their communities free music-making sessions across the county. Our aims include: providing young musicians with the skills and opportunities they need to earn a living in the music industry; giving a voice to those who want to express themselves but feel unable to do so and bringing communities together through the power of music.

The Rural Music Academy offers a path for those young people who wish to take their music-making further. They can explore opportunities and careers in the music and performance industries. The Academy now has its own dedicated home, a live room and recording studio. The rooms offer rehearsal space, training and experience to young people looking to develop their musical talent. We also offer qualifications through the Arts Award programme.

The Rural Music Network Tour offers young aspiring musicians a chance to perform live around the South West. Over the past few years, the tours have proven to be hugely popular, with many of our talented artists playing in front of industry legends such as Michael Eavis, taking part in BBC Introducing events, conducting radio interviews and even performing at festivals such as the Bristol Harbour Festival!

 Throughout 2018, we are running:

  • Keyboard and Guitar community sessions for all ages and skill levels
  • Keyboard and Production Academy sessions for those who wish to take their learning further
  • Gigs across the South West, including monthly sessions at The Cross Keys in Lydford


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YouTube channel 

Other YouTube channel (not frequently updated but you can use it to see what our community sessions look like!) 


For more info, please contact James Brookes:

[email protected] / 07974 575603

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