The Pool of Sound is a specialist music project based in Newcastle and has been running since 2006. The project provides one to one and group music sessions for a wide spectrum of adults and children with learning and physical disabilities. The overall aim of the project is to enable people with learning/physical/complex disabilities to create, rehearse, perform and record their own music.

Our studios are staffed by experienced specialist musicians and are equipped with recording equipment, projectors, and specialist equipment such as Soundbeam* and trigger switches as well mainstream musical instruments such as microphones, drum kits, percussion, keyboards, guitars, etc.

One to One studio sessions

Theres no such thing as a typical music session at the Pool of Sound. During their sessions our clients have recorded their own original music onto CD, created their own personal disco, made their own ambient soundscapes using Soundbeam*, recorded cover versions of their favourite songs, mixed and produced their own dance music and made original audio/visual pieces for public performance. You can make the music you want at the Pool of Sound. *

All music genres are catered for from Rock n Roll to Reggae, from Pop to Punk or Country to Classical we’re up for anything.

One to one studio session costs - £25 per hour                    £14 per 1/2 hour

Group Music Sessions

During their group sessions our clients can sing, dance and play along to a range of songs they have selected with a project musician or use Soundbeam* and instruments to create original music that can be put onto CD to take home.

Group Session costs (for groups of up to 10 people) - 

£40 singing/percussion per hour                                            £60 Soundbeam/recording per hour

If you would like to book a free taster session to try out one of the studios or a group session, contact Brian or Gary on 0191 265 9341.


The Drop In Band

The Drop in Band is a live music session for people with learning disabilities. Our band is mixture of musicians with and without learning disabilities. Join in or watch from the audience its up to you. Instruments and refreshments are provided.

It's on every Wednesday and Friday between 1.45pm and 3.15pm at Byker Community Centre.

Drop in Band costs - £5 per person (support/carers - free)  contact Brian on 0191 265 9341 for more info.


We hope to hear from you soon.

Pool of Sound, Byker Community Centre, 153 Headlam Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2DX Phone: 0191 265 9341 we’re on Facebook



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