We believe people with learning disabilities should have an interactive musical life that enhances their lives and education

Soundabout Inclusive Choir on BBC1’s Songs of Praise!

”Amazing vocalist, Laura Wright, features the Soundabout Inclusive Choir in Oxford for BBC1’s Songs of Praise. She takes part in a virtual session with the full choir on ‘When the Saints go Marching In’ and even joins choir member, Sam Pittick, in some spontaneous hymn singing in the garden! Here are the, edited, highlights: Produced […]“

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Autumn / Winter Schedule

”New online schedule for Autumn/Winter 2020 As many young people head back to school or college, we have unveiled a brand new time time for our online music provision.  We have a variety of fun, interactive and educational sessions on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom. Sessions a free to access unless otherwise indicated. Weekdays 9.30am: Soundabout Hello Songs […]“

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New Inclusive Choirs!

”We’re proud to announce the launch of several new Soundabout Inclusive Choirs.   We are creating musical communities without barriers in Bristol, Peterborough, Marlborough and Oxford.   If you love to sing and make music and would like to find out more click here. To see how our choirs have been running during lockdown, take a […]“

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New Soundabout Hoodies Available Now!

”Just in time for autumn as the evenings get colder – our new 80% cotton / 20% polyester Soundabout Hoodies! Initially available in Medium & Large at £32.95 including postage. Check the shop for more details.  “

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Soundabout Live! TV

”Soundabout Live! interactive music-making sessions for people of all ages with SLD and PMLD are led by different members of our amazing music practitioner team on our Facebook page every Tuesday & Saturday at 2pm. Every Live! session is stored on our YouTube page and on this TV section. You can play, pause, rewind and […]“

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25th Anniversary Celebration!

”On July 12th we celebrated our 25th birthday with Thomas’ Tea Party; a virtual, inclusive, music ‘festival’ and tea party. The festival was in honour of Thomas Hall, whose parents John and Sarah Hall founded the charity to celebrate his short life. This year, Thomas’ Tea Party was a virtual event hosted on our Facebook […]“

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Virtual Choir – Videos

”Our wonderful Soundabout Inclusive Choir, which is made up of people of all ages and abilities, have been meeting and singing together virtually while in lockdown due to the coronavirus. The choir is run by the charity Soundabout which works to empower and unlock the potential of people of all ages with disabilities through music. […]“

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Families

”Our child is generally denied access to universal services due to his disabilities and vulnerability. Families need this kind of provision as it has huge benefits to the child attending which impacts on his happiness, behaviour, self-esteem and family life in general“

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Schools & Music Education Hubs

”Excellent… gives staff new insights into their pupils and their abilities and potential“

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Volunteering

”Soundabout is a small charity with large ambitions. We aim to engage with people with severe or profound learning disabilities all across the UK through musical interaction to enable them to have a voice and way to communicate. Support from volunteers is vital to help us continue our life-changing work. Volunteering can be very rewarding […]“

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Amazon Smile

”Soundabout is a recognised partner for the Amazon Smile programme which donates a percentage of every eligible sale to charities. We have received around £100 from the scheme so far and it would be wonderful if we could increase this amount and see regular contributions coming from Amazon. It’s so easy to set up and […]“

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