11–15 Years

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

Looked After Children

Military Family Welfare

Pupil Referral Units

Child Mental Health Services

Special School Settings

Community Youth Services

Secondary School Settings

Youth Offending Institutes

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

Our Positive Labels project, for example, ensures talented young musicians have the opportunity to develop a range of skills in weekly sessions and monthly masterclasses with industry professionals. These activities improve their individual musicianship, understanding of the music industry, song writing skills, arrangement ability, and presentation and performance confidence. Thanks to the funding secured, this is project is free to attend; we strive to remove any barriers to participation that young people may face.

The young people often work towards the Arts Award, AQA Units which gives them an accreditation for their music achievements. We have coached young people through their GCSE or BTEC, giving them a real step forward in getting back to school, on to college or Uni, and even into work.

Related projects

Next Level

Next Level builds on the success of our previous partnership project Level Up with Two Rivers High School, Tamworth.   Next Level will support all...

Positive Labels Birmingham

Positive Labels Birmingham is a partnership project with professional recording facility SongLab in Birmingham.   This project gives talented young musicians the opportunity to...

Positive Labels Tamworth

Positive Labels Tamworth is a partnership project with professional recording facility Sinewave Studios in Tamworth. This project gives talented young musicians the opportunity to...

Positive Sounds

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iPad Orchestra

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The New EnginEars

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Up Tempo

Delivered in partnership with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and The Hive, Shrewsbury, Up Tempo is an intervention programme involving young...

S[WhyCh]ed On

S(WhyCh)ed On is a music engagement project for young people with learning difficulties, helping them to develop social skills, confidence and resilience through music....

Sandwell Rock & Pop Mapping

The purpose of this mapping exercise was to identify existing rock and pop provision in formal and non-formal settings for children and young people...

Staffordshire Rock & Pop Mapping

The purpose of this mapping exercise is to identify existing rock and pop provisions in formal and non-formal settings for children and young people...

Shaping Access

Make Some Noise is undertaking a new research and development project and is looking for organisations and charities with a Special Educational Needs and...

Wired for Sound

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Beatbox Orchestra

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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.

Participant -


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.

Mike Fenton -


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 info@make-some-noise.com