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Coventry's Centre for Creative Music Making

SoundLab is a new Centre for Creative Music Making with our first centre opening in Coventry in partnership with Positive Youth Foundation, Coventry Music and Coventry City Council. The vision is to create a space for young people to be creative in their music making, open to all, seeking diversity in: musical genre; pathway to music; instruments; vocal styles and culture. Removing the barriers to enable all who wish to engage the opportunity to do so.SoundLab-Cov is for 10-16 year olds who have a range of musical interests and styles including spoken word, dance, electronic, jazz, classical, and more.

It is open to young people who play an instrument, create digital beats/music and those who sing, rap or create spoken word.

At SoundLab-Cov you'll work with a team of professional musicians, with guest artists and performance opportunities across the year.

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Age range

10-16 at time of joining


Clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, cornet, horn, baritone, euphonium, tuba, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, drum, guitar, electric guitar, keyboard

Music director

George Kirkham

Day and time

Saturday 10am - 12:30pm or 1:30pm - 4pm


Coventry Caribbean Association Building, 159 Spon Street

Location map




Creative music making of all genres/styles


- You need to have some musical experience either as a singer, rapper, instrumentalist (all instruments welcome) or beats/digital music maker.
- We wont be teaching you how to play an instrument or how to play existing music - this is for young people who want to make their own.
- You need to be able to do the majority of the dates and pick either the morning or afternoon slot.

Rehearsal dates

see their website for full details of rehearsal dates.


After months of Claire searching and building partnerships, we can announce that SoundLab-COV will be hosted at The Coventry Caribbean Association building, 159 Spon Street. Starting this Saturday and through until 14th December at 1pm, when there will be an open mic event, more information to follow. We are particularly pleased to find a venue and organisation that mirrors our own ambitions to bring people and families together through music, appreciating and shaping Coventry’s Cultural history and future. In addition, SoundLab will be drawing on the expertise of Colin Bell, an experienced local music project manager as we plan the programme in its new venue.