About Us – short

Hull Sound Circles

Hull Sound Circles is a nonprofit community music organisation based in Kingston upon Hull. We provide educational, cultural, recreational and therapeutic music workshops for local organisations, charities and the wider community.  

Learning and playing music enables people to gain transferrable skills, such as listening, communication, fine motor skills and teamwork. Music is also a powerful medicinal tool for mental and physical well-being. Academic evidence highlights the health benefits of recreational music making.

Each workshop is individually tailored to meet the needs and requirements of our participants, through reflective and reflexive practice, evaluation and monitoring we ensure our sessions are people led. 

We offer a  variety of workshops that bring all cultures, ages and abilities together to share inclusive musical experiences. We offer young people the chance to gain the valuable Arts Award at four levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver. 

We work with young people of socioeconomic disadvantage, people with SEND/PLMD, people with sight /hearing impairment, people with Alzheimers/Dementia, the elderly, refugees and asylum seekers.

We employ local professional musicians and facilitators to deliver a wide variety of music workshops including:

  • Drum Circles
  • West African Rhythm/Song/Dance
  • Arabic rhythm/song 
  • Gamelan (traditional Indonesian percussive music)
  • Sound therapy
  • World/old-time singing
  • Soundscapes
  • Electronic music/turntablism
  • Guitar/band projects for youth
  • Kantele/Ukulele workshops
  • Ukulele singalong
  • Early Years music ( 0 to 5 yrs)
  • Song circles
  • Guitar workshops
  • Violin/Keyboard workshops