Targeted Work

Plymouth Music Zone works with around 100 partner organisations every year. This gives us a direct line to those people they are helping who may be experiencing all kinds of challenging circumstances. By complimenting existing provision we become an important part of the jigsaw.

Our partnerships include statutory authorities, other arts and music organisations, health and social care organisations and charities who take an active part in supporting the sessions. As a result we work very closely using music to make a difference with: 

  • Under 5s in children's centres and nurseries in areas of multiple deprivation
  • SEN/disabled young people in Special Schools and in our multi-sensory music studio
  • Primary and Secondary School pupils via enrichment activities or issue based work
  • Young people who are 'NEET' (Not in education, employment or training)
  • Young offenders or young people at risk of offending or in Alternative Complementary Education (ex-PRU)
  • Emotionally vulnerable young people including Looked After Children and those facing life-limiting illness or sometimes traumatic changes
  • Isolated adults including those experiencing mental health issues
  • SEN/disabled adults including those with profound and multiple disabilities
  • Older people in care homes and those living with dementia


Plymouth Music Zone tries to access funding to subsidise the delivery of this kind of work but partner organisations are expected to contribute some level of match funding. There is a waiting list for subsidised delivery due to the availability of funds but organisations are still able to buy in our services should they wish to access provision sooner. 



PMZ is known for its flexible and responsive approach. Sessions can be booked as one-off events for a whole or half-day or, alternatively, as an ongoing programme of work. We're also able to tailor creative music making workshops to suit your needs. Prices will vary depending on those needs and the size of group and number of Music Leaders required.

All instruments and equipment are supplied by PMZ. Our Music Leaders have Enhanced CRB checks and public liability insurance and are all fully trained and subject to ongoing supervision processes to ensure the highest possible quality. PMZ also has a bespoke monitoring and evaluation system that allows us to co-design and track agreed outcomes with partners and funders.  

Please feel free to contact our Music Programme Manager, Karl Meyer, directly on 01752 213690 to discuss what would work best for you.

Our training and commissions section has further additional useful information should partner organisations require tailored skills development sessions to help them use music in their own settings: