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About Sound Sense

We are a membership organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities -- through leading music workshops and teaching -- by providing these services:

  • supporting their professional development and providing opportunities to network
  • giving information and advice and helping people make contacts
  • raising awareness of issues in community music
  • running a membership scheme

Professional development

At our area gatherings - professional development events held through the UK - participants can develop their skills in running workshops.

Information and advice

We give support for those running music projects for all ages and communities. We also provide information about sources of funding for projects, advice on how to contact skilled community musicians, and give guidance on issues such as child protection. And much more.

Contact us with all your queries.

Advocacy and lobbying

Sound Sense plays a key role in reporting on projects that deal with major issues. Our research reports, information packs and journals, and advocacy activities enable those working in community development, regeneration, health and education to see the benefits of community music in their field of work. And community music workers themselves learn from each other's experiences.

Sound Sense members can find the latest news of our advocacy campaigns in their Bulletin Board and in the members' area.


Our membership scheme provides great benefits for those working in community music including:

  • free public liability insurance
  • access to¬†CRB checks
  • free and discounted publications
  • regular magazines and newsletters
  • information and advice on anything from funding help to child protection issues
  • free or discounted professional development events

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Company information

England and Wales no 3933421. Registered charity 1080918.

Registered office: Sound Sense Ltd, 6 Mill Cottages, Aylesbury Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PE