Bristol Plays Music is Bristol’s music education hub, run from The Bristol Beacon, providing professional music tuition and experience for 30,000 children in 92% of schools across the city, including supporting 2,500 young people from challenging circumstances through music.  Their bursary programme ‘Young Companies in Residence’ Bristol Youth Orchestra and Bristol Youth Choirs provide professional tuition and performance opportunities for young musicians aged 7 -19 whose families face economic disadvantage, combatting barriers to progression.