Make Some Noise works with young people to discover exciting new musical worlds.

Music inspires young people, and many relate to the world through their music. Often young people excluded from school, on the edge of crime, or separated from their families need new and creative activities to get them learning and working with others.

Music making can also be a great way for young people experiencing mental health issues to express themselves and get involved in something positive and rewarding. We believe young people should not be restricted by the limits of the music they know and like so far by introducing musical composition of other cultures, or classical forms like opera.


Who we work with

Adult Mental Health Units

NEET Young Adults

Youth Offending Institutes

Commercial Music Studios

Colleges & Universities

Community Youth Services

Community SEND Settings

Residential Care Homes

Make Some Noise runs creative music workshops led by skilled music leaders. 

Up Tempo is an intervention project involving young adults receiving mental health care. Using music as the vehicle for engagement, Up Tempo plays an important role in the treatment and recovery of patients within wards and in the outreach settings. Musical engagement is valuable on a sensory level to support motivation and engagement.

Because we are an AQA Centre, we offer the young adults opportunities to complete AQA Units which gives them an accreditation for their musical achievements. These opportunities are ideal to help reintegrate back in to the community or provide a sense of fulfilment; a real boost to the confidence and self-esteem.

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Positive Sounds

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This project has really helped me compose music, and with my singing. It helps boost your confidence in all elements of music. I got involved because I wanted to widen my range of singing, instead of just staying with pop music.

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Working with young people in difficult circumstances is not always easy, but the effect these projects have on their lives is immeasurable. These projects transform lives.

Clare Fernyhough -


SoundProof at CEDARS pupil referral centres was well targeted and very successful. The leaders worked well with some very vulnerable children, emotionally, behaviourally and socially disaffected.

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Get in touch

If you want to help Make Some Noise make a difference for the young people you work with then call us on 01785 278 454 or email on