Open Strings Music works in accordance with Sound Sense’s Code of Practice for Community Musicians

There’s a primal, childlike joy and pleasure in playing an instrument for the first time. It’s magical to see someone experience this, whatever age you are.
– C, volunteer

About Open Strings Music

Open Strings Music is a CIC (Community Interest Company, company number 8988791) which provides participatory music opportunities for people of all abilities and backgrounds to connect and create through making music together.

Our Vision

Giving every adult a way to create, engage, and express through making music.

Our Values

The values that drive our vision are:

• Empowerment: we create the conditions for people to create and develop creative skills

 Responsiveness: we work with local people and communities to develop services that work for them

Collaboration: we actively seek and develop work with a wide range of individuals and organisations

Social equality, inclusivity, and justice: we offer music-making to people of all backgrounds, abilities, and requirements

We believe that everyone can express themselves and communicate with others using sound.

Through our work we offer people opportunities to explore this, whether through voice, instruments, other sound sources and related creative expression such as movement or mark-making to music.

We believe that sound- and music– making is a powerful tool for social connectivity.

Through creating music together in the moment, people’s sense of wellbeing and shared empathy increases significantly.

Our Mission

Open Strings Music’s mission is to promote health & wellbeing, social inclusion, and equality, by enabling the transformative experience of making music together.


• To enable people to access musical group activities: workshops, projects and events

• To help participants develop their confidence, self-expression, and musical vocabulary

• To provide high-quality opportunities for groups of people to play instruments, make sounds, and sing together

• To promote health and wellbeing by embedding activities which support dexterity, mobility, and cognitive skills

Contact Us


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.