About Us

Hull Sound Circles is a community music organisation based in Kingston upon Hull. We provide educational, cultural, recreational and therapeutic music workshops for schools, colleges, universities, charities and local communities. 

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. 

For schools, colleges and universities we can design individual, curriculum-linked workshops and packages to suit your requirements. For community a variety of workshops that bring all 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 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 and singing
  • Early Years music ( 0 to 5 yrs)
  • Song circles
  • Guitar workshops
  • Violin/Keyboard workshops

Our Mission

To educate and develop the musical skills of all participants.

To use a variety of teaching and facilitation approaches to music making.

To improve physical and mental well-being through music making. 

To foster individual and group creativity and expression. 

To reach communities of all abilities, ages and cultural backgrounds.