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Open Sound Ensemble

Open Sound Ensemble is a free, inclusive music-making opportunity for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents/carers in southeast London.

Open Sound Ensemble courses run three times a year in school holidays and develop musical skills in a supportive and creative environment. The project is run with the support of the Royal Greenwich Music Hub and Lewisham Music, through the South Riverside Music Partnership.

The Open Sound Ensemble is designed to be accessible to young people of secondary school age with special educational needs and disabilities. Each young musician will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer.  Accompanying adults will be required to stay throughout the session and are very welcome to join the ensemble to play alongside their young people if they wish!

While there are no specific entry requirements or audition processes for young participants, we would suggest that the project will be most suited to young people who are:

  • aware of their surroundings and able to interact in a group setting
  • able to follow guidance from the LPO team, make deliberate creative choices and communicate these (verbally or non-verbally) to the group
  • aware of their contribution to the group and able to participate with intention
  • able to maintain focus for an extended period of time (note that there will be flexibility in this and breaks can be taken throughout the sessions as required)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hannah Tripp
Contact Position
Education and Community Project Coordinator

Other Details


Age Ranges
Secondary school age