Sound Foundation delivery partners provide music making opportunities for children and young people in school and in the community.

Each specialises in something unique to enable everyone to progress to develop and extend their musical and social skills, talents and enjoyment.

Progression beyond WCET

If you have enjoyed your whole class ensemble tuition with Somerset Music and would like to sustain your children’s involvement you can sign up to Continuation Tuition. Continuation with Somerset Music can be for any number of students from one to a whole class learning as one – just like WCET.

Bespoke music tuition for individual, small and large group lessons is also available. Schools can choose from a range of instruments including brass, woodwind, string and percussion.

Free Instrument Hire

If your school has completed a year of WCET (or wider opportunities) students instrument hire free of charge for the first year of tuition to those taking part in Somerset Music continuation sessions!

Regular Ensembles and workshops

Somerset Music manages three county groups offering a range of performance opportunities for children and young people in the county. These are:

  • Somerset County Youth Concert Band
  • Somerset County Youth Orchestra
  • Somerset County Youth Choir

In addition to the county groups there are a variety of other clubs, ensembles which offer performance opportunities throughout the year:

  • Cheddar Valley Music Club
  • Kilve Residential Weekend for Young String Players
  • Taunton School of Samba
  • Taunton Youth Brass Band