Music Therapy is the interactive, creative and spontaneous use of music in a therapeutic setting.
The SWSW Instrument Loan Scheme (ILS) provides free loan of orchestral instruments to aspiring young players living in our area.
SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Award
This Award was set up in 2012 in memory of former Trustees Maggie Perryman & John Bolitho both of whom contributed substantially to the work of SWSW.
Each year Sound Waves South West organises professional Workshops for schools in the SWSW catchment area.
Sound Waves South West is an independent charity registered in 2000. Its activities began in the Bude area and now extend across North Cornwall and North West Devon. The main aims of the charity are to provide:
Our founder and Chairman of SWSW, Judyth Gwynne, has retired after nearly 20 years at the helm. She will be relocating to Sussex. Thank you, Judyth, for all your dedication and inspiration and we wish you all the very best in your retirement. Janet (Jen) Ash has taken over as Chairman.
Congratulations to Joshua Clarke, winner of this year’s SWSW Award, on the left; with Dr Rosie Richardson, Patron; Sarah Pankhurst, Runner-up; and Jaik Payne, one of the nominees.
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The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | SFIA Educational Trust Ltd | The Duchy Health Charity | The Blanchminster Trust | Wessex Youth Trust | Barnstaple and North Devon Dispensary Fund | Clare Milne Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Bridge Trust
We are also very grateful to many individuals and other organisations which donate substantial amounts to Sound Waves South West. We are particularly grateful to the Coaver Club in Exeter who have named Sound Waves South West as Charity of the Year and this led to a donation from St Leonard’s Primary School in Exeter.
Our special thanks to Tom Westlake for giving his time and expertise to design, create and host this web site.