Learning new skills, developing and motivating talent and experiencing new music ideas; progression is the golden thread that ties the Music Education Hub together. Progression needs vary widely, depending on the individual or the school.

We work closely with neighbouring hub, Dorset Music Service, to support access to the County groups; we make recommendations within a school setting to harness enthusiasm developed from First Access delivery (e.g. after school clubs) and we undertake direct commissions which this year include supporting GCSE and A-level composition, ensemble development at KS2 (in partnership with the BSO) and a range of singing programmes.

We work with our Partners to refine and extend their local offers, developing progression routes so that any young person who wants to can take that next musical step, in any musical direction. Individual support is available via our Grants section.

Compose 2018/19

Learn how to transform ideas into music. A three-day masterclass with contemporary composers for young musicians.
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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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Orchestral Evolution

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Orchestral Evolution; An original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score has been created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods. Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz bands,...
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Band Storm: Battle of the Bands

Posted on: 16th October 2017

BandStorm, was a brand new battle of the bands competition for Bournemouth and Poole students, in partnership with Hub partner Absolute Music. The winning band received: £100 voucher to spend at Absolute Music, a day in the studio with a professional producer to record and master one of their tracks and a session with a photographer to...
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Posted on: 16th October 2017

An enrichment opportunity for KS4 & 5 Music student’s performance technique, taking you from panel audition, to master class and a final performance next February at the Shelley Theatre: Perform. Perform was the chance for KS4/5 musicians to hone their craft, gain practical performance tips, and draw inspiration by working with music educators and industry professionals...
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Steel Pan Workshop for Transition Day

Posted on: 5th July 2016

Last month, a group of musically talented Year 7 students from Poole High School spent a day with Year 6 students from Baden Powell & St Peter’s Junior School who will be moving to  secondary in September. Using their common interest in music, this ‘Transition’ day drew on the tradition of steel pan playing at...
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The iPad Elements Project with St. Mary’s School

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...
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Take Note

Posted on: 3rd March 2016

On the 17th – 19th February, a group of passionate young musicians aged 13-18 took part in a week of activities to inspire a career in the music industry. In partnership with Generator, CMC and Lighthouse, SoundStorm presented ‘Take Note,’ with a mix of interactive workshops and special guest speakers. The week began with a collaborative...
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Broadstone Music Series launch inaugural summer school to great success

Posted on: 11th August 2015

In July, we supported Broadstone Music Series launch their first Summer School; hosted by Poole Grammar and supported by BSO associates, over 40 children and young people took part in the 3 day introduction to chamber music, alongside a blend of small group ensemble coaching, theory and aural technique training. Joined by parents for an...
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