Here you will find regular musings on everything from what we’ve been doing recently to what’s going on in the music education world locally, nationally and international.
This is also the space where we will share with you all musical things that we love!
Posted on: 5th January 2018
Orchestral Evolution is an original Music Education Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop-up orchestra’ that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score is currently being created by renowned boundary-breaking composer, Hub Partner and esteemed guitarist Chris Woods. Orchestral Evolution offers the unique chance for school ensembles to work with...
Posted on: 30th October 2017
Chris Woods Groove is a highly acclaimed guitarist, composer and international author of his book, Percussive Acoustic Guitar. He has a distinctive style of percussive guitar playing and has sold thousands of Albums. He often joins forces with other musicians to form a collective known as Chris Woods Groove Orchestra. We are lucky enough to have him as a hub partner, delivering...
Posted on: 18th September 2017
We ask professional musicians the questions you really want to know (but might never get the chance to ask) in a new series of blog posts entitled ‘Meet a Musician.’ Felicity Mullins is a professional percussionist and has been delivering samba, African drumming and percussion projects for SoundStorm since 2015. We had a chat when she popped...
Posted on: 6th September 2017
Want to see what it’s like to work for one of the UK’s top symphony orchestras? The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has developed a work experience programme based on Bronze Arts Award for students aged 14-18, taking place during various weeks throughout the 2017/18 academic year. Please contact Ellie Sherwood (BSO Participate Coordinator) via firstname.lastname@example.org for...
Posted on: 5th September 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017 For looked after children aged 7-13 Create music alongside professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Bring and instrument, or try one of theirs. All abilities and musical tastes welcome. Sponsored by the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians. Deadline for bookings is Friday 6th October. For more information, dates and...
Posted on: 29th August 2017
Performing on stage can be intimidating. At SoundStorm, we want to make our concerts an exciting and rewarding experience. We support you from the beginning with specialist coaching to improve your technique as well as your confidence, before you take to the stage. If you’re thinking of applying to our upcoming performance opportunity ‘Perform,’ but aren’t sure what...
Posted on: 30th November 2016
Great news! The government has announced that it will spend £300m on music education hubs over the next four years, maintaining current levels of central investment. The funding, which will continue to be administered by Arts Council England, will support the hubs’ work with schools, local authorities and community organisations. £75m had already been announced...
Posted on: 13th October 2016
The benefits of music to a child’s development generally, cannot be overstated enough. But often, music can be undervalued in some schools. Many teachers face a considerable struggle to implement a solid, progressive music curriculum and quality extra-curricular music activities in their schools.
Posted on: 5th April 2016
Nathan Thomas, one of our music hub partners talks us through his process of teaching music tech & composition on the iPad in St Mary’s Primary School. In this project I introduced 60 children to composition with 15 iPads using an app called iMaschine. Rebecca Turner (their teacher) and I split the 60 children into 4 groups – Earth, wind, fire and...