We believe that taking part in music by singing, playing or listening enhances life experiences.Music involvement develops skills and confidence that are valuable throughout life.
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.
Every Hub is expected to deliver against three aims as set out in the National Plan for Music Education (NPME), published in 2022:
Sound Foundation Somerset is the Music Education Hub for Somerset. 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.
The partners within Sound Foundation Somerset have a mission to work collaboratively to provide inspirational, progressive and high-quality music education for all children and young people in Somerset.
Our delivery partners are: Actiontrack Performance Company, Bath Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Centre for Young Musicians Taunton, Charanga, Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Live Music Now (SW), OpenUp Music, Sing Up, Sir John St Barbe Foundation, South West Music School, Somerset Music, Somerset Partnership in Arts Education Agency (SPAEDA), Somerset Trust for Arts & Education (STAR), Take Art, Taunton Music Trust, Wells Cathedral School and Young Somerset.