Project U Turn co-ordinator Kate Reed (left), director of Byron Youth Service Di Mahoney and team leader of Byron Underage Drinking and Drug Initiative (BUDDI) Nicqui Yazdi set to bring music to the Youth Activity Centre.
Project U Turn co-ordinator Kate Reed (left), director of Byron Youth Service Di Mahoney and team leader of Byron Underage Drinking and Drug Initiative (BUDDI) Nicqui Yazdi set to bring music to the Youth Activity Centre. Jay Cronan

Rock on in, the music's free

FOR any high school students wanting to learn or improve their music skills a new free weekly music-based program gets under way at the Byron Youth Activities Centre from Friday night of next week.

The YACROCKCAFE opens its doors on Friday, March 9 from 5pm for any young aspiring musicians or bands to meet with music teachers and mentors who can help them improve their music skills.

Later in the evening participants will take to the stage for jam sessions and other performance opportunities.

"There are so many young people in Byron Bay region who are playing instruments, in bands or are solo performers. So we want to open up the stage each Friday night and allow them to get some experience in front of an audience," said YACROCKCAFE co-ordinator, Nicqui Yazdi.

"We hope that the event will help unearth new talent and follow in the footsteps of some of the musicians who will perform on the opening night including Mitchell Smith from the X-Factor and award-winning young band, Lifeline."

The YACROCKCAFE is also seeking music teachers, mentors and volunteers to lend their expertise on Friday nights.

With free pizza and skateboard giveaways on opening night, organisers hope it will become a highlight for local youth.

"It will be a great opportunity for young high school students to socialise in a youth-friendly environment."

For further information phone Nicqui on 0402 013 177 or email nicquiyazdi@yahoo.com.au.

 

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