• Monday , 15 October 2018

About Us

Welcome to Sound Foundation Somerset,  the Music Education Hub for Somerset.

We believe that taking part in music by singing, playing or listening enhances life experience.  Music involvement develops skills and confidence that are valuable throughout life.

Our mission is to provide inspirational, progressive and high quality music education for all children and young people in Somerset.

What is a Music Education Hub?

Sound Foundation Somerset is the Music Education Hub for Somerset and is one of 123 music education hubs in existence nationally since September 2012. Music Hubs were set up in response to the Department for Education’s document The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education.

A Music Education Hub is a collection of organisations working together in a local area to create a joined up musical education provision for all children and young people aged from 5 to 18, both in and out of school.

It is made up of number of partner organisations working collaboratively to provide inspirational, progressive and high quality music education and experiences. We work closely with schools and other partners across Somerset and further afield to deliver a wide range of both in- and out-of-school programmes, designed to give children and young people the opportunity to sing, learn to play musical instruments and progress with their music making.

This is done through the development and funding of in-school programmes, county-wide programmes and projects at a local and regional level.

Who We Are

Our delivery partners are Actiontrack, Jackdaws, Somerset Music, SPAEDA, South West Music School, Taunton Music Trust and The Centre for Young Musicians.

We also have developed close relationships with Bath Spa University, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Wells Cathedral School.