Membership of Sound Sense is open to all who have an interest in community and participatory music-making

Sound Sense is the UK's professional association for community music and musicians. Since 1991, we've been working to support community music and promote the professional development of community musicians and music practitioners working across a diverse range of settings including community centres, hospitals, primary schools, early years settings, care homes, prisons, higher education and many more. 

We welcome both individuals and organisations as Sound Sense members and offer a range of specially tailored categories of membership. All our member benefits are designed to help you with your work, including:
  • £10m Public Liability and £1m Professional Indemnity Insurance cover (for individual members)
  • Access to enhanced DBS checks
  • Monthly e-newsletter full of job and professional development opportunities
  • Quarterly Sounding Board e-magazine, the journal of community music
  • Free advertising for your work in our publications and online
We'd love you to join our growing community of over 800 musicians, workshop leaders, freelance facilitators, early years workers, music leaders, orchestra and opera education managers, youth workers, music therapists, students, teachers and lecturers, arts organisations, project managers, play workers, colleges and universities, creative practitioners, community arts administrators and more!

For organisations working in community music
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For individuals working in community music
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£10m specialist PLI cover for people working in community music, music teaching and/or music therapy
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Public Liability
All you need to know about getting Disclosure & Barring Service checks for yourself or your staff
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DBS checks
We offer a range of specially tailored membership packages. Find out which membership is best for you
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Get in touch with the Sound Sense team - we'd love to hear from you!
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