Your Connector can help

My name is Christopher Stringer, and I am the AYM Connector for The Music Partnership.  My role is to connect young people and families with musical experiences in the local area. I find appropriate opportunities and share valuable information on how best to support young people’s musical development up to the age of 18 and their families.

We know that is it sometimes difficult for families and young musicians to find the information, advice and guidance they need. Often people find this information by accident while others sadly do not find it at all, missing the support and opportunities they need for their musical development.

Through the support and guidance of the Connector, The Music Partnership takes away the hit and miss nature of finding information and guidance for young musicians, especially those facing barriers to accessing musical opportunities.

With extensive knowledge of the local musical landscape and the national picture too, we connect young musicians with opportunities and advice, ranging from music groups to funding.

If you, or your young musician live in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent or Telford and Wrekin areas, are unsure about what is available to you, or are looking for some information or guidance, you can contact Christopher by using the webform here. Or directly by emailing

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