Sound Waves South West   Music & Music Therapy Trust
Registered Charity No: 1089223
"Health through Music"

Welcome to Sound Waves South West web site

Sound Waves South West (SWSW) is an independent charity registered in 2000.  Its activities extend across North and East Cornwall and North West Devon.  The charity provides:

1.     Music Therapy for children delivered by State Registered Music Therapists in the SWSW catchment area

2.     A free Instrument Loan Scheme (ILS) to school children having music lessons within the SWSW catchment area

3.     An annual Award to a music student who has shown exceptional improvement under difficult circumstances

4.     Annual music and/or dance Workshops for Schools with professional musicians enabling children to experience culturally diverse music


The 2015 SWSW ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on Tuesday 14th April at The Falcon Hotel, Bude. The outgoing Treasurer Ruth Compton, pictured on the right below, was thanked for her hard work and Jackie Haughton, pictured left, was welcomed as the new SWSW Treasurer.

Applications are invited for the 2015 SWSW AWARD in memory of Maggie Perryman and John Bolitho.  You can download details and an application form from here.  Local music teachers will be notified directly.  Please nominate all worthy candidates

SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Award details
SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Application form

The deadline for this year's applications is 8th June 2015, and the winner will be announced on 13th July. The first Award winner in 2012, Becky Bailey, is pictured below receiving her £100 cheque.



Our Annual Christmas Coffee Morning held at the Old Vicarage, Morwenstow on Thursday 18th December raised £710 for Sound Waves South West.  Very many thanks to everyone who contributed and especially to our hosts Jill and Richard Wellby.  Joy and Malcolm Topham, who have organised the choir for the event for the past 14 years are now moving out of the area and were thanked for all their help over the years. Pictured below are Malcolm Topham (back left) Joy (front left), Judyth Gwynne (chairman in the centre) and Jill Wellby.



Very grateful thanks to all our major funders in 2013-2014, which include;

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, SFIA Educational Trust Ltd, the Duchy Health Charity, The Blanchminster Trust, Wessex Youth Trust and the Barnstaple and North Devon Dispensary Fund

News and Events
  • Duncan Honeybourne

    Welcome to Duncan Honeybourne, pianist, who is now a patron of SWSW. Here he is at the Bude Music Society concert with Judyth Gwynne, our chairman, and Maggie Cooper, chairman of Bude Music Society.

  • Pantasy Steel Band concert

Instrument Loans
Here are two happy children who benefit from instrument loans

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