Sound Foundation Somerset website now live!

We are pleased to announce that our website is now up and running.

To find out all the latest news and opportunities from your local music education hub go to

Discover more about Sound Foundation Somerset and make sure you don't miss out on all the musical events, projects and opportunities on offer to Somerset schools through our dedicated hub partners.

There are also pages for children and young people to find out about musical activities and clubs available to them across Somerset, please let us know if you have anything to add to these listings.

Please encourage colleagues to sign up for this newsletter direct on our website - there are opportunities for all staff, not just music specialists, and help us to ensure that every child aged 5 – 18 has the opportunity to hear it, sing it and play it!

With best wishes for the forthcoming term

Sound Foundation Somerset

Gamelan Residency CPD opportunity

Gamelan Residency CPD opportunity

Actiontrack Performance Company are offering an exciting CPD opportunity for those working with young people and music on Wednesday 30th April, 4.30pm – 6.00pm.

The session will be an introduction to the melodic, rhythmic and compositional elements of the Javanese Gamelan. You will have a chance to play in ensemble and to discuss ways that gamelan music can support ...

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Jackdaws Year of the Guitar

Jackdaws Year of the Guitar

Jackdaws 'Year of Guitar' features the Eden Stell Guitar Duo, armed with their two acoustic guitars and a bag full of music by Peter Nuttall.

Over the course of what is sure to be an exhausting week, Mark Eden and Christopher Stell will be visiting 14 of the 17 schools in Frome. At each school they will perform a ...

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South West Music School applications now open for 2014 -15

South West Music School applications now open for 2014 -15

South West Music School - Applications are now open for 2014/15

South West Music School is intended to compliment current schooling and musical activity and work alongside current teachers. There is no set standard that students must obtain, instead we look for talent and potential in their playing and musicality. We accept any instrument (including voice) and any genre ...

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Primary Music Conference - 'How a Good teacher becomes Great!'

This annual event is taking place on 16th May at Dillington House, near Ilminster. Back by popular demand, Andy Hind of ES4S Consultancy Company, will be the keynote speaker. Andy is an inspirational speaker who is passionate about learning in education, with many years experience in this field.

You will also be able to attend three workshops throughout the ...

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Singing Skills Day for Teachers and Support Staff

Do you have some musical skills, but would like to help to develop them and get some new ideas? How can you use singing in the classroom? Does your confidence using your singing voice need a boost?

You need a Singing Skills day at Jackdaws!

20 places available; First Come, First Served. Suitable for Teachers of Key Stage ...

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Music and Film Showcase Day

Bow Wharf Young filmmakers

Workshops for young people with disabilities or additional needs aged 8and over.  All abilities welcome

Come and find out more about us and have a go, an event to showcase filmmaking from the Short Breaks Arts and Media Club

All sessions at Great Bow Wharf, Langport TA10 9PN

£5 per session per ...

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In the Woods with John Kirkpatrick

Songwriting Day with the celebrated writer of English folk songs

Suitable for teachers and musicians

Folk South West is pleased to announce a songwriting workshop to be held near Sherborne in Dorset. The day will explore the art and craft of writing traditional English songs, and will use the woodland and outdoor environment and the culture and heritage ...

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