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 Workshops for Schools conducted by professional musicians to enable children to experience a wide variety of culturally diverse music


We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Duncan Honeybourne as our new Patron.

Congratulations to Rachel Pankhurst, this year's winner of the Maggie Perryman Award. (Pictured below)

Our thanks to Bude Music Society who kindly donated £100 to SWSW from their raffle at the Duncan Honeybourne piano recital and talk on autism on 11th May.

The fantastic sum of £1,200 was raised for SWSW at the Bude Motor Club Event on 18th May – thank you to all involved.

Forthcoming events

6 - 10 October:  School Music Workshops by Pantasy Steel Band, followed by Concert on 10 October.


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
  • SWSW Award Ceremony

    Congratulations to Rachel Pankhurst who won the Maggie Perryman Award 2014. She is pictured with her teacher, Veronica Walton, on the left, and on the right is Joe Yuan, last year's winner. Rachel uses a SWSW loan scheme instrument administered by David and Ruth Puddick (back row).

  • 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.

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

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