From First Access to Progression

Posted on: 11th March 2020

As a Music Education HUB, one of our core roles is to provide children with the opportunity to progress beyond the initial term of First Access (whole class instrumental tuition at Yr.4). Our primary school members can choose to apply for an additional grant to facilitate progression; this enables children who show early musical promise...
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Meet a musician: Véronique Joly

Posted on: 15th March 2019

Véronique Joly is an experienced jazz singer. Singing in English, French and Portuguese, Véronique’s varied career ranges from co-writing and recording a song for the BBC to providing vocals for the movie Nightdragon. She currently tours round Bournemouth and Poole with her duo, trio and jazz band. This Spring we were delighted to collaborate with...
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“It is the language of the stars” – Guest blogger, John K. Miles, part two

Posted on: 8th February 2019

In part two of our ‘Meet a Composer’ series, our guest blogger John K. Miles continues to give us an insight into the life of a composer. This year we’re thrilled to be working with John on a number of projects; from a three day compose masterclass to the development of the mass-ensemble finale for...
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“Music chose me, not the other way round!” – Guest blogger, composer John. K Miles

Posted on: 18th January 2019

Leading on from our ‘Meet a musician’ series, we thought it was time to ‘Meet a Composer’. This term, contemporary composer and long-term SoundStorm partner, John K. Miles, is our guest blogger – filling us in on his life and ambitions as a composer and music educator. In this week’s blog, John sits down with...
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‘SoundStorm and our school’ A Music Coordinator’s perspective

Posted on: 24th October 2018

Rebecca Turner (Becs) is the Community and Music Performance Director for The Educational Alliance of Canford Heath (TEACH Poole). TEACH Trust includes four of our Music Hub schools: Canford Heath Juniors, Canford Heath Infants, Haymoor Juniors and Ad Astra Infants. We asked Becs to tell us a bit about her experience with SoundStorm over the...
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Meet a musician: Harkiret Singh Bahra

Posted on: 11th October 2018

Harkiret is an experienced Indian Classical Percussion player and Tabla teacher. He’s performed at numerous national venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, as well as across Europe and India. When not recording fusional genre music with the likes of The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra, Harkiret teaches weekly Tabla classes in Kent and at the...
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SoundStorm and Charanga – Building Musical Schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Posted on: 22nd June 2018

At SoundStorm we are always looking for new ways to support our music teaching colleagues. We are delighted to announce our newest partnership with Charanga – enabling all member primary, infant and SEN schools to access the full Musical School programme for FREE. As part of 19/20 membership, we have pledged to provide all KS1,...
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Meet a musician: Ric Flo, Rap Artist

Posted on: 11th June 2018

Ric Flo is a rap artist and creative director of the hip-hop collective Jungle Brown. Ric uses the art of rap to empower foster children through telling his story in foster care and using his life experience to help them unleash their creativity. SoundStorm is proud to partner with Bournemouth Council’s Looked After Children team....
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The value of taking part in a music workshop

Posted on: 9th May 2018

Last week, we were joined by Sally Aiko, a student from Swanage School, who spent the week with the team finding out more about what we do as a Music Hub. Having recently attended the Broadstone Music and SoundStorm ‘String Orchestra Day’ we asked her to blog about the day Getting up at 7am in...
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