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SoundStorm make it a triple at National Music Council Awards

Posted on: 17th November 2014

We’re delighted to announce that for the third year running, SoundStorm are prize winners at the National Music Council Education Awards. After winning the coveted Major Trophy prize in both the 2013 and 2014 awards, Dan Somogyi attended yesterday’s award ceremony in London to collect our Diploma of Merit (pictured here with Darren Henley from...
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National Music Council Music Education Award Handover

Posted on: 12th June 2014

Left to Right: Dan Somogyi (Team Leader, SoundStorm/Wave), Claire Lewis (SoundStorm Manager), Tony Williams (Chief Executive, Bournemouth Borough Council), Paul Wood (Instrumental Music Service Manager, East Ayrshire Council), Julie Carrie (Youth Music Initiative Coordinator, E Ayrshire Council) On 12 June 2014, SoundStorm and the Chief Executive of Bournemouth Borough Council, Tony Williams, met leaders from...
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MEET: Simon Skolfield

Posted on: 6th May 2014

Simon Skolfield is a music producer, recording specialist, DJ and independent record label owner with over 25 years experience worldwide. He mentors up and coming bands and artists, leads creative music education projects across Dorset ranging from music production classes, professional recording sessions, live band/artist mentoring and developmental programmes as well as DJ workshops. We...
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Celebrations and challenges

Posted on: 21st November 2013

What a week! Last week was a whistle stop tour of networking, conferences and celebrations. First up was the national Musical Inclusion gathering hosted by Sound Sense. This was an opportunity to get together with the organisations that lead Youth Music’s Musical Inclusion work around the county. There were thoughtful presentations from the Sound Sense...
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How quickly time passes…

Posted on: 25th September 2013

I am finding it hard to believe that we are already one year into the three years of the Music Education Hub funding which is currently driving much of the work of SoundStorm and yet here we are. And what a year 2012/13 was! Every primary and SEN school received a fully subsidised First Access...
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Let’s start at the very beginning…

Posted on: 27th November 2012

You just know when something is the ‘right fit’ don’t you? The day I was interviewed for the SoundStorm manager job was one of the hottest days of 2012 and the interview panel had left the door wide open to get some air in the room.  Halfway through my interview a dog, who one would presume...
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