Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Campaign begins to save planned Yamaha music centre

A proposed Yamaha Music and Technical Skills Centre is Darlington is reliant on a change of heart from the local council.
Great deals on musical instruments

A rehearsal and recording space for musicians in Darlington which had been earmarked as the UK's first Yamaha Music and Technical Skills Centre is fighting a campaign against its potential closure.

The Forum music centre is seeking an unsecured loan of £80,000 from the council – funding that would allow it to access a further £110,000 from regional development body One North East.

It wants to use the money to become part of non-profit organisation Humantics, reports the Northern Echo.

Along with the Yamaha music centre, the change would allow the site to act as the regional office of Humantics.

However, the council has said it is "impossible" to meet the wishes of The Forum at the moment, meaning it may have to close its doors in September.

More than 1,000 people have joined a Facebook group protesting against the council's decision.

Yamaha has recently been involved with a musical event in another area of the north of England.

Participants in Manchester-based music school Chetham's Piano Competition for Young Pianists had the chance to play on a Yamaha concert grand piano.

Start Saving Money on Musical Instruments NowADNFCR-2133-ID-19879787-ADNFCR

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 11:48 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results

17 Mar 2017 14:53
thumbnail

Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over

15 Mar 2017 13:49
thumbnail

After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.

14 Mar 2017 13:39