Welcome to Brighton & Hove’s specialist community music service for adults of all abilities

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Open Strings Music runs projects for people to connect
and create through music-making,
whatever your ability, you can play with us!


We wish to contribute to a society in which everyone can connect through music-making:
accessing, playing, and enjoying music together, regardless of economic circumstances,
ability or needs, age, social status or previous musical experience.

We are a Brighton (UK) -based social enterprise which has been running community music projects in the city and beyond since 2013. We offer participatory music as a tool for connection in a variety of community-based settings: for mental health, with older people, with people with learning disabilities, and with people with dementia and their carers.

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We provide high-quality musical experiences for our participants, which means we need high-quality instruments, strings and bows.

Can you help us supply these?

If you would like to support our work, please click on the donate button below.

Thank you very much.

We follow the new data protection rules about how we collect and use personal information. We keep a record of the personal data that we hold and why. We have a three-year retention policy for our emails. Please see our data protection policy for more information. We are in the process of developing our privacy statement.