Music Education Hub

“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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Transmission

Posted on: 21st November 2018

A SoundStorm Broadcast 3rd July 2019, Upton Country Park Poole Taking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, an era-defining broadcast that captured the imagination of the world, SoundStorm and the Bournemouth and Poole Music Education Hub presents Transmission, our biennial celebration. The micro-festival will explore themes of communication, individual expression and collaboration...
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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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Live and Inspired 2018/19

Posted on: 28th September 2018

Bringing live music to young people across the region We believe in the power of inspirational music experiences. As part of our commitment to making inspirational experiences accessible to more young people, this year we have pledged to offer 44 primary and SEN schools a live, in-school performance. These ‘tours’ have been carefully curated to...
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SoundStorm and Charanga – Building Musical Schools in Bournemouth 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 18/19 membership, we have pledged to provide all KS1,...
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Orchestral Evolution: Revolutionary Pop-up Orchestra

Posted on: 19th April 2018

Orchestral Evolution was an original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomed all instruments and all abilities. The score was created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods (Chris Woods Groove Orchestra) Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or contemporary, from orchestras...
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“Wake up baby trumpet!”

Posted on: 15th February 2018

If you’d passed the hall at Courthill Infant school last Monday you may well have wondered why an excitable year 2 class, their teachers, a BSO brass musician and a BSO associate were all shouting at an inanimate trumpet case. However, exciting and unexpected outbursts like this are now an expected part and parcel within...
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Orchestral Evolution – a process of composition

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...
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Meet a Musician: Chris Woods & the Groove Orchestra

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...
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