Soundmakers is our Brighton and Hove model of Classroom Instrumental Teaching and is linked to The National Plan for Music Education. The 10-week programme is offered to a whole year group, in Key Stage 2, and provides a whole-class instrumental learning opportunity. 

Led by a Create Music specialist instrumental teacher, supported by the class teacher or music co-ordinator, pupils experience the excitement of practical music making and learn:

  • Instrumental technique
  • Ensemble skills
  • Some links to Composing and Improvising
  • Performance skills
  • Working as part of a team

Each Soundmakers programme leads to a celebration performance to which families and members of the school community are invited. 

Following their Soundmakers experience, all pupils are offered a variety of progression pathways to further their interest and love of music. Options for pupils to continue their musical journey include:

  • Choosing to continue playing the same instrument
  • Choosing to learn a different instrument
  • Taking part in a school-based music activity such as a choir or band
  • Joining a Music Centre class
  • Attending a course-based activity such as the Create Music Summer School.

Instruments offered as part of Soundmakers include the clarinet, djembe, flute, guitar, recorder, trombone, trumpet, ukulele and violin.

As part of the Soundmakers offer, schools will have the option to access to Charanga Musical School at a discounted rate for every teacher in their schools for the academic year.


  • £240 per class, including free instrument hire (allocated instrument), or your choice of instrument (obtained at your own cost.)
  • £175 per year, instruments and resources only (subject to availability, with the programme delivered by school-based staff)
  • Additional Year Groups: £54 per hour, Create Music will contact you to discuss length of session and provide a bespoke quote.

Charanga Musical School 

Create Music can offer a 30% discount towards Charanga Musical School for schools taking part in the Soundmakers programme for every teacher in school September 2024 - August 2025. 
The cost of a Charanga subscription (with discount) is as follows: 

  • 100 - 299 pupils: £158
  • 300 - 449 pupils: £242
  • 450+ pupils: £277

To request a license, please add Charanga to your Soundmakers Registration Form, and select the number of licenses that you require. 

For schools not taking part in the Soundmakers programme, request a Charanga License here.