DALTON youngsters are getting in tune thanks to a £24,800 investment in a music project.
A series of workshops will take place to give young people access to music.
Funding for the project was agreed after Clr Rochelle Parchment raised concerns about the number of young people who could not access music.
Clr Parchment said: “Music is an extremely positive activity for young people to be involved.
“It has proven educational benefits and allows young people to develop a whole host of other important life skills such as patience, persistence, cooperation and team work.
“One of the biggest boundaries to picking up an instrument is lack of knowledge about costs and the type of instrument to get and whether their son or daughter will enjoy playing a particular instrument – it can be a really big investment.”
Young people attending the Teen Open Access Zone in May can get involved and activities will culminate on July 4 with a X-Factor style event.
Expert musicians will also give advice on learning a musical instrument.
Clr Parchment added: “As a parent myself this is exactly the sort of project that is needed if we are to get more young people involved in music.”
It’s funded by the Dalton Locality Funds and Huddersfield South Area Committee.