Music for Life
Music for All

About Us

THE MUSIC POOL is the community music charity for Herefordshire and its borders.  We were founded in 1988, as Hereford Arts in Action Ltd., and took on the operating name THE MUSIC POOL in 1998.


We operate and enable a variety of music activities, some also involving related arts, such as drama, dance and writing.  Our work takes place in many different settings.



The Music Pool is the principal partner in the Herefordshire Music Education Hub, which is led by Herefordshire Music Service.



In 2010, The Music Pool received The Elgar In Hereford Music Award, in recognition for its contribution to the musical life of the county.


Click to READ TESTIMONIAL of our Special Needs and Disability work, from Mr. Richard Aird OBE, former Head at Barrs Court Special School.


To watch VIDEO footage of some examples of our work, please go to our YouTube page.


Majority of our work falls under the following areas: Early Years, Schools, Children and Young People, Adults, Older and Retired People, Special Needs and Disability and Special Events.


For examples of the different categories of work we deliver, please look in our PROJECTS section.



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For more details about THE MUSIC POOL, follow the links below.

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The Music Pool is supported by Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire Libraries Service, The Herefordshire Music Education Hub and receives funding from Youth Music, The Eveson Charitable Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Herefordshire Community Foundation, HCF - Richard Bulmer Fund, HCF - The Becket Bulmer Fund, The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The Girdlers' Company, The Sam Morley Charitable Trust, EF Bulmer Benevolent Fund, The Brit Trust, The Beaumont Trust, People's Postcode Lottery, Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Wye Valley Brewery, D. Lonsdale and generous donations from other individuals and trusts.



© 2011 The Music Pool. Registered Charity number: 700196.