Sound Lab BANES

Sound Lab BANES
Young People

Sound Lab BANES

A fun and interactive after-school music-making programme for young people from the Somer Valley area aged 14+ that are on the autistic spectrum or who have additional learning needs such as ADHD.


Through regular online provision, sessions provide a space where participants can explore, collaborate and express themselves musically through improvisation, songwriting, music technology, instrumental performance and games.

The programme aims to support participants’ social development through building confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting the development of friendships and support networks, which will be vital for those leaving education and transitioning into the community.

So far Sound Lab has taken the group on an eclectic journey; recording covers of pop songs, experimenting with food compositions, sharing the highs and lows of living in lockdown and devising a fictional music and arts festival! We’ve also been supporting participants to work towards accreditation through the Arts Award.


When: Thursdays 16.30-18.00 fortnightly

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: free

How to join: please get in touch

Do you have any questions?

Contact us if you have any questions about our Sound Lab sessions, we will be more than happy to help you!

Meet your music leaders

Music Leader

Naomi Tarrant

Music Leader

Laura Cook

Pastoral Support

Micky Dickson

What people say about Sound Lab BANES


It was lovely that the people who were leading it, the team, were so understanding, so patient. They went out of their way to help him. I haven't met a group of people so helpful and patient and thoughtful.

Parent Sound Lab

I am very grateful that they have this opportunity to do musical expression, because I think that it helps them in other aspects of their learning. Learning's learning, and it's all growing of the cerebral.

Parent Sound Lab

I think it was really good, especially during lockdown – it was great to have something that he could do which was creative, about something he really enjoyed.

Parent Sound Lab

They are very enthusiastic about it. They say they enjoy it and they laugh a lot.

Parent Sound Lab

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