Young Songwriters

Young musicians are at the heart of BlueJam and propel us in the right direction! Many of our current tutors and leaders have been with the organisation from the beginning, gone away to work or study and come back either to live or visit for sessions or projects.

Our focus on composition and songwriting as a place to start and finish and notice what happens along the way, has meant that we have developed young people with great musicianship skills but also a passion and commitment for helping others to find their voice.

Thursday after-school sessions 2017-8


The new series of sessions will be on Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm at BlueJam Artspace, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith CA11 7XR

This group has been formed in response to requests from people who are learning acoustic guitar at school and would like to be able to use their skills to play in bands. BlueJam has a few guitars and amps for people to use until they are able to get their own – come and have a try and see if you like it!

At the moment all guitars are right-handed but we will try to get a left-handed one.

For Year 3 and up. Led by Sean Hawthornthwaite.


These sessions are currently not happening. Keep an eye out on the calendar for when we are able to resume them.

Young Music Leader

We have partnered with Brewery Arts, Kendal and Soundwave in Young Vocal Leader programmes and have run our own bespoke programme of training, mentoring and work experience for the last 10 years.