Girl playing flute at lesson in Wrexham

Our Purpose

Our core purpose is giving disadvantaged children and young people opportunities to gain confidence and skills and improve their prospects while having fun and expressing themselves.

We develop and support children and young people referred to us by schools, charities, local authorities, youth justice, care providers and families. Our facilities offer a safe, nurturing environment where they can express themselves, collaborate and explore their potential.

We also work with vulnerable adults, provide music lessons to children who can’t access them at school and provide a launch pad for school-aged musicians, groups, producers and technicians.

"Everyone who comes to Wrexham Sounds for music lessons is putting something back into the local community by contributing to our core work with disadvantaged young people."
Chris Lloyd, Chairman, Wrexham Sounds

Boy playing acoustic guitar

Our Values

Wrexham Sounds is all about:

Girl learning to play piano at Wrexham Sounds

Governance

Wrexham Sounds is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, all based in Wrexham:

David Gray BA MBA is a creative arts entrepreneur with a strong national reputation. He founded Undegun in Wrexham which provides work, exhibiting and performance space for artists.

Chris Lloyd BA Hons, MA (Chairman) is an experienced business leader who has founded and developed several professional services businesses operating in UK and Internationally.

Caroline Richards BEd Hons, MEd is an experienced teacher who spent her career in further education where she developed and delivered business and administration programmes.

Reporting to the Directors and responsible for operations and resource management is General Manager, Olivia Gallagher BA Hons, PGCE. Olivia is a creative arts practitioner, skilled in community engagement, and trained as a teacher. She has a strong background in third sector Fundraising and Marketing.

Microphone in recording studio

Supporters

Funding has been received from The National Lottery Community Fund, Thomas Howells Educational Fund for North Wales, Temperance Hall Trust, Wrexham County Borough Council, Yamaha Music Europe, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Arts Council Wales, Third Sector Resilience Fund, Moondance Foundation and AVOW.

In particular we want to thank Arts Council Wales - Cultural Recovery Fund and Third Sector Resilience Fund 1 (administered by the WCVA) for helping us prepare our new studios for opening in November 2021.

The National Lottery Community Fund
The Drapers&rsqup; Company
Temperance Hall Trust
Wrexham County Borough Council
Yamaha
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Arts Council of Wales
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
The Moondance Foundation
AVOW

Donations have been received from the following Community Councils in Wrexham area: Gwersyllt, Minera, Acton, Caia Park, Abenbury, Rhos, Offa, Brymbo, Marchwiel and Penycae.

Gwersyllt Community Council
Minera Community Council
Acton Community Council
Caia Park Community Council
Abenbury Community Council
Rhosllanerchrugog Community Council
Offa
Brymbo Community Council
Marchwiel Community Council
Pen-y-cae Community Council