IMPs is a year-round programme of fun, inclusive music activities for children and young people from York and the surrounding area. We run fun, inclusive Senior IMPs sessions every Monday evening during term time and exciting, themed IMPs Holiday Clubs every school holiday apart from Christmas.
Senior IMPs is for disabled and non-disabled young people aged 11+ who love making music.
Taking part in Senior IMPs helps young people:
• Learn new musical skills
• Develop social and communication skills, including learning to use simple signs
• Develop teamworking skills
• Develop leadership skills (they’ll get the chance to lead songs, warm-ups and music activities and to learn how to lead workshops in our IMPs Training Programme)
• Grow in confidence
• Meet new people and make new friends
Senior IMPs gives you the chance to learn singing and signing, try out lots of different instruments and get involved in songwriting and composing new pieces of music.
Typical session activities include:
• Warm-ups, to help your brain, your voice and your body get ready for making music and singing
• Learning to sing and sign songs
• Creating new pieces of music and soundscapes using instruments and music technology
• Writing songs
• Working towards performances (we do at least two public performances each year)
IMPs Holiday Clubs are themed, with different activities in each session meaning that no two sessions are the same. So one session you might be learning how to make and play junk percussion instruments, and the next week you might be trying out new music technology.
To make sure no one misses out on the fun, we have two sessions on offer for each IMPs Holiday Club. Our morning sessions are aimed at 5-11 year-olds and our afternoon sessions are aimed at young people aged 11 years and up.
Siblings and friends are welcome too, with discounts and subsidies available - just get in touch to discuss your needs by emailing email@example.com or calling 01904 626965. If a friend or sibling falls into a different age group, just let us know and we’ll do everything we can to ensure no one misses out.
You don’t need any previous musical experience to take part and the sessions are fully inclusive, welcoming disabled and non-disabled children and young people. Our experienced workshop leaders support everyone to get involved and express themselves in the way that works best for them.