What we do

SoundStorm is the award winning Music Education Development Agency for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation, in South West England.

Our mission is transform lives through music. We aim to give every young person who wants it the opportunity to participate in exciting musical activities, whilst also reaching out to the wider community.

Over 250,000 participants and 500,000 audience members have been involved in our work since we started in 2002. Their involvement has been through workshops, concerts, special projects, community choirs, festivals, annual conferences, skills development sessions and much more…


SoundStorm is the lead partner of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Music Education Hub, funded by the Department for Education through Arts Council England. To read more, visit the Music Education Hub section of our website.

In 2016, we were once again awarded the Major Trophy at the UK-wide Music Education Council Awards, the third time we’ve won the top award since 2012. This is open to all 165 music services and hubs across the United Kingdom.

SoundStorm was a strategic partner of Youth Music through their extensive Musical Inclusion Programme which concluded in 2015. We’re delighted to announce that in May 2020 we successfully applied for a further Youth Music award to extend our programme of Inclusion. This is due to commence in Spring 2021.

To read more visit Musical Inclusion 

Our Values

We believe that all young people who want to should be able to explore their creative talents and enrich their lives through music.

We celebrate the diversity of all music forms and makers. Music should be for all and the opportunity to make music for everyone.

We believe learning and interaction with music should be exciting and inclusive, undertaken in a supportive environment.


Phone + 01202 123012
Email + info@soundstorm-music.org.uk
c/o Absolute Music
3-5 Knighton Heath Estate
855 Ringwood Road
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH11 8NE


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