"Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting” - David Bowie
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"Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting” - David Bowie
It ain’t always easy being zapped by the creative wand, so these workshops aim to introduce you to a musical tribe of peers and professionals, as you are guided towards making the very most of your original piece. Remember – if you didn’t exist, neither would your creation, so be brave and share it!

Your age is irrelevant (as long as you’re 10 or above), and as long as you throw yourself with gusto into the weekend and soak up everything it offers. You and your musical output are totally unique. YAMI aims to harness that and add to your quality of life and future career path.

2019 Workshop and panel topics announced in March.


The Critique

Share your song (recorded version) to a small panel of professionals who will be brutally honest and give their opinion of your song – whether it’s ready for release or needing some tweaking. It’s totally up to you whether you listen to one, two or none of them!

Sync Sesh

Short for synchronisation, this workshop covers writing music for movies, TV, commercials, web series and touches on making music videos. Sounds dreamy, huh!? But how do you make it happen? Meet up with industry professionals and discover insights into this elusive but well paying sector.

Demo It

If you have a completed song, this is your chance to record it with the pros and have it ready to send off to venue managers, festival promoters, record labels and the world! Bands, solos or duos welcome. Pre-booking essential.

Song Writing

Working alongside professional musicians, your original song will be developed into a performable piece…Bring your instrument, your chords, plus any arrangement ideas and be open to what the weekend brings!

Way With Words

Under the guidance of professionals, you and your group will learn the tools of crafting lyrics to suit the song and bring an instrumental piece to life. Bring along any lyrics you may already have stuffed in a drawer/notebook/computer/brain…

Singing in Harmony

This is your chance, whether child or adult to join in with experienced tutors and like-minded people who wish to up their harmonising skills. Bring along your voice and an open heart!