MyMusic Northamptonshire Online MyMusic Northamptonshire offers female Carers of all ages the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of musical activities. The sessions are being funded by Spirit of 2012 and the DCMS as part of their Carers Music Fund, and delivered in partnership with musicians from Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. COVID-19 UPDATE MyMusic aims to bring female Carers together to take a break, join a community, have fun and try something new. Now, more than ever, it is important to find new ways to stay connected and feel part of a community. Because of this, MyMusic is moving online to continue to bring music-making opportunities to female Carers in their homes. How is it going to work? Each week, our team of musicians will release a variety of online music content for Carers to engage with. This could be videos exploring different styles of music, live stream sessions with songs to learn at home, online ukulele tutorials, interactive song writing sessions or more relaxed sing alongs. The project will use a mixture of online platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, as well as conference call software such as Zoom. Carers can get involved with as much or as little of the above as they would like, but we’re hoping to share something for everyone. How can I get involved? On Facebook: Like and follow the MyMusic Northamptonshire Facebook page which will be updated regularly with all the latest information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/MyMusicNorthamptonshire/ You will also need to request to join the MyMusic Northamptonshire Online Facebook group which is connected to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/917072552076973/?source_id=104507124325828 All the links to YouTube videos, online sessions and any song lyrics will be posted in this group. It’s also a space for you to chat, comment and connect with other female Carers in the project, with the option to upload pictures and videos of you having a go at home if you’d like to! By email: If you’re not on Facebook, you'll need to email [email protected] to let us know that you’d like to be involved with the project. You will then be added to the MyMusic Northamptonshire mailing list and receive weekly updates with what’s going on that week and all the links you need to access content. Why should I get involved? Although we can’t meet in person at the moment, we can still be socially connected and music is a brilliant way to do that. Our hope is that we can build community in a different way and have something positive to look forward to each week! Later in 2020, MyMusic Northamptonshire hopes to continue its usual programme of groups, including Resound (for female Carers of all ages), Reverberate (for Young Carers) and Radiate (for those who Care for a loved one with Dementia).