Make Some Noise is one of the leading music charities in the West Midlands.

Make Some Noise’s vision is that the lives of children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be significantly enhanced by high quality opportunities to make music. Make Some Noise believes music inspires young people, and for many is also a catalyst for positive change. We explore innovative approaches that work towards better access to music for young people.

Music charity, Make Some Noise delivers pioneering and empowering youth-led music and training opportunities of the highest standard, allowing all children and young people to unlock their extraordinary potential.

Delivering fun, inclusive, and empowering music projects to unlock the extraordinary potential of children and young people who are dealing with a poverty of opportunities.

Since 2001, Make Some Noise has engaged with over 100,000 children and young people.

  • 2001

    Make Some Noise founded

  • 2009

    Awarded charitable status

  • 2012

    Joined with Music Education Hubs

  • 2015

    Helped over 45,000 participants

  • 2016

    Won 'Excellence in Primary/Early Years'

  • 2017

    Became an AQA Centre


Tim Sharp

Chief Executive Officer

Tim has over 15 years of community arts and music experience. Tim...

Cat Crum Crown

Head of Operations & Programmes

Cat has 14 years of experience in the charity sector working with...

Helen Buttery

Operations & Finance Manager

Helen joined Make Some Noise in January 2012 and as Operations and...

Murray Brailsford

Murray Brailsford

Programme Coordinator

Murray is the Programme Coordinator for the Education and Learning, and is...

Steph Newport

Press and Media Support

Steph has been providing Social Media, PR & Marketing support for Make...


Delivery Team

Frequently asked questions

We run programmes using music as a tool to encourage growth and learning for children and adults. Our work covers a range of themes, from social exclusion issues to team building, our programmes can be tailored to support most needs.

Yes, we are a registered UK charity. Registered Charity number 1127578

Our head office is based in Stafford, in the heart of the Midlands. We work across the Midlands region but are happy to discuss requirements outside of this area for specific projects.

Last year in numbers


beneficiaries supported


Free music workshops


live gigs & shows


awarded accreditations