Music Mentors

At our Regional Festivals, National Festival, Frequencies and Exchange events, Music for Youth provides all performers with access to expert advice from professional musicians and music educators: our Music Mentors.

The Music Mentors in attendance at these events listen to all performances and then give motivational and constructive feedback in order to encourage further development.

The role of the Music Mentor is crucial in ensuring that events feel supportive for all participants, and are a celebration of hard work and achievement at every level.


We are keen to hear from professional musicians interested in joining our pool of Music Mentors.

Please note: We look to refresh and review our pool of Music Mentors on an annual basis. While we are happy to receive applications all year round, our recruitment phase will take place in September each year. 

Become a Mentor

Music Mentors are the public face of Music for Youth at events right across the country, and play a vital role. 


Music for Youth works with young people and music leaders reflecting all backgrounds and all musical styles from classical to jazz, and from world through to urban and electronic music. Therefore, we need a pool of Music Mentors who reflect that wide range of music, backgrounds, and approaches to learning, to ensure we can offer both credible and meaningful feedback.

A Music for Youth Music Mentor is: 

  • An experienced musician and performer, who has experience in an educational context
  • A musician with varied experience of music-making at many levels and with a range of age groups, familiar with a wide range of learning styles
  • A musician with experience and knowledge of the music education sector
  • A musician who is confident at speaking in public

If you would like to be considered as a Music Mentor please read the following:

Music for Youth Music Mentor Role Description and Person Specification

Then, please follow this link to complete an application form and upload your CV.

If you would like to put forward a musician whose work you know, to be a Music Mentor, please email our Head of Programmes at mentoring@mfy.org.uk detailing who they are and your reasons for proposing them.