What We do
Sound Foundation Somerset aims to ensure that every child aged 5 – 18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument and to perform as part of an ensemble or choir.
Since 2012, the government has been changing the way that music education is delivered outside (but in support of) the school’s curriculum.
It is not possible for one single organisation to deliver everything a young person might want/need from music, but by working together we can make it easier for young people and schools to find the right musical pathway.
The music education offered by hubs is outlined in the Department for Education’s document The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education. The aims are listed as Core roles and Extension roles and with financial support from the DfE via Arts Council England in the form of an annual grant, we are able to offer highly subsidised high quality experiences that provide inspiration and value for money.