Welcome to Sound Sense – the UK professional association for community musicians

Safeguarding training for Sound Sense members

Sound Sense is pleased to partner with the Child Protection Company to offer our members a comprehensive online safeguarding package.

Our team have tested a number of online safeguarding training courses available on the market to make sure Sound Sense members get access to the best possible training, covering the wide range of settings community musicians work in.  Find out more >>

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Making sure you receive the support, insurance and voice you need as a community music practitioner.
We offer various categories of membership with different benefits. Find out which membership is for you.
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£10m specialist cover for Sound Sense members
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Public Liability
Sound Sense plays a key role in reporting on projects that deal with major issues.
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Advocacy &
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The latest Jobs, Careers and Opportunities from the Community Music arena.
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Jobs &
You can look for specific people or organisations, those working in particular areas of the country, or by key words.
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News & Views
09 July 2019
Drake Music has launched this exciting one-day training course as part of its Think22 programme
21 June 2019
  • Training the Community Musician 2020 - save the date!
  • Book now for MEC seminar on priorities for the music education sector
  • Scroll down for a bumper crop of jobs and training opportunities
Courses & Events
19 October 2019
A one day course at Goldsmiths providing an overview of the educational, community and therapeutic uses of music, introducing you to key ethics and practices. Tutored by Sound Sense board member, Graham Dowdall.
09 November 2019
This one day course at Goldsmiths explores some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them. Tutored by Sound Sense board member, Graham Dowdall.
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Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.