New music project launches in Peebles

Breaking Sound Barriers will be delivering new music-making opportunities in Peebles to those in the Borders who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use traditional instruments.
Breaking Sound Barriers will be delivering new music-making opportunities in Peebles to those in the Borders who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use traditional instruments.

Nomad Beat, a community music school in Peebles, is launching an exciting new project at Eastgate Studio this weekend.

Funded by the Peoples’ Millions Lottery, Breaking Sound Barriers will be delivering new music-making opportunities to those in the Borders who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use traditional instruments.

Using technologies such as Skoog, Soundbeam and Ipads, Breaking Sound Barriers will offer one-to-one tuition as well as providing players with experience of workshops and ensembles.

The teamm is inviting anyone with an interest in the project to a launch at Eastgate on Sunday October 31 from 2.30-4.30pm.

“As our experience grows so will the range and types of services we can offer, so this project won’t be sitting still in the months to come”, said project co-ordinator, Aly Skidmore.

“This is a new and exciting field that we are moving into and the opportunities are many; from integrating new-style and traditional instruments through music groups at Nomad Beat, opening up opportunities for more people to receive lessons through the school whilst working with other community organisations.”