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Stockport Music Project: As Project Manager, I am co-ordinating a weekly Social via Zoom video with young people from the project, placing challenges and learning resources on the website, producing a monthly newsletter, and we have just been awarded funding for musical equipment from Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund. www.musicproject.uk

1-1 Special Needs Music Learning and Activities: Young people with special needs - whom I usually support in their own homes - currently recieve from me an hour a week of music activities and engagement via video. If you would like more information please call or e-mail me in person.

Just Singin' at Just Drop In: The young people's singing group, aligned with a young peoples' counselling service in Macclesfield, is currently being support by myself and Helen via weekly video meetings.

Bridgend Community Choir: I am running a fortnightly Zoom video social for those choir members able to attend online.



Age UK Community Singing with Darren Poyzer
Every Monday @ 10.30am
Whitehill Resouce Centre, Whitehill St, Stockport SK5 7LW
For more information on Age UK and Whitehill Resouce Centre please go to:

Sunrise Community Singing with Darren Poyzer
Every Tuesday @ 2pm
Sunrise Care Home, 1 Dairyground Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2HW
For more information and to contact Sunrise please go to:

Stockport (youth) Music Project
Every Tuesday @ 6.30pm
St Mary's Halls, 8 St Mary's Dr, Stockport SK5 7AX
For more information and to contact StoMP please go to:

Singing For Fun Community with Darren Poyzer
Every Thursday @ 7pm
Strines Rd, Strines, Marple, Stockport SK6 7GB
All ages, all welcome just turn up, all abilities community singing group.

Bridgend Community Choir with Darren Poyzer
Every Friday @ 10.30am
104 Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5PW
All ages, all welcome, community singing group.
For more information and to contact The Bridgend Centre please go to:

Just Singing (Youth Counselling Group) with Darren Poyzer
Every Friday @ 4.15pm
Forward House, 14 Duke St, Macclesfield SK11 6UR
Singing group run by 'Just Drop In' young person's counselling service
For more information and to contact Just Drop In please go to:

Last Saturday Monthly: Dog Jam Acoustic Sessions (Open Mic)with Darren Poyzer
Dog & Partridge, 508 Turnhurst Rd, Packmoor, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4QF
All abilities, original songs and / or cover versions; no drum kit.
Find The Dog and Partidge via Facebook



Stockport Music ProjectStockport Music Project

I am Project Manager for a fantastic youth music project in Stockport.

StoMP is a youth music project open to 12-16 year olds that live or go to school in the Stockport area. Our sessions run on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Young people are invited to come and play instruments, sing, make music and new friends.

Your first visit is free, after this we charge £5 a week subscription fee, and occasionally additional sessions (for example open evenings) are delivered free of charge.

Some instruments are provided, young people are welcome to bring their own, and all abilities are welcome to learn with us and join in.

All of our music leaders are CRB checked and are experienced musicians.

Stockport Local FundOur sessions take place at: St Mary's Community Hall, St Mary's Drive, Stockport SK5 7AX. We respectfully acknowledge support from Stockport Local Fund running until the end of August 2020.

We are always looking for volunteers to help deliver our sessions, so please do help us spread the word, and keep us in your thoughts and plans.

If you want more info please contact Darren Poyzer (Project Manager) via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. Our dedicated website can be found at: www.musicproject.uk.


Singing Groups

I am Music Leader for a number of community singing groups:

Whitehill Resource Centre, Stockport (for Age UK): Open to pension age people, Whitehill is a day centre.

Sunrise Care Home, Bramhall: In-home singing group for residents, welcoming pension age visitors.

Singing For Fun, Marple: Small group of welcoming friends, meeting up once a week, open to all ages and abilities.

Bridgend Community Choir: Very popular group based at The Bridgend Centre, Bollington, open to all ages and abilities.

Just Singing at Just Drop In: Young person's counselling service singing group, for young people using the service.


Special Needs Music

I provide 1-1 music activies for children with special needs - in their own home - having delivered music in special needs schools, and worked with advanced music technology in schools and with Drake Music.

We also, if it works for the young person, offer places at Stockport Music Project for young people with special needs.


Open Mic Events

Going back to the 1980's, I have organised and hosted many open mic events. For current event listings, please go to the gig guide.

I am available to host open mic events, and have sound system and lights to ensure professional delivery.