Pied Piper was established to support young musicians in Ryedale, and to provide them with access to professional musicians from a range of musical genres which they would be unable to experience without traveling to large towns and cities outside the area.
Ryedale has a thriving youth arts scene and Pied Piper is an integral part of this, providing complimentary activities to those accessible through schools and music services, as well as meeting specific gaps in current provision -e.g. songwriting workshops.
Pied Piper supports young musicians in two key ways:
1) By providing them with access to professional musicians who can support and develop their musical skills and techniques as well as inspiring and enthusing young artists
2) By broadening their horizons and raising their aspirations, challenging them musically and introducing them to different genres and approaches to music making
As an organisation we are very much led by our participants, providing them with opportunities to shape the content and format of individual workshops, as well as responding to their requests for workshops focusing on specific genres or with specific artists wherever possible.
Pied Piper is proud of its long relationship with young musicians in Ryedale, and many of our participants have continued on to a career in the music industry as performers, arts managers and sound engineers.