Education & Outreach

From their inception Trio Volant have been particularly active throughout the UK within the Education Sector as well as various Arts for Health Community programmes. As Live Music Now Artists and Partners for a Youth Music funded project with Essex Music Services the Trio has worked extensively within both mainstream and Special Educational Needs Schools, bringing music to children all over the North West, North East and Essex. The concerts have a strong emphasis on being highly interactive as well as aiming to give an introduction to our instruments alongside exposing the children to a wide range of enjoyable music; from Disney’s “The Lion King” to Gershwin’s “Summertime” to Grieg’s “Morning” from “Peer Gynt”.

Live Music Now is a UK-wide initiative, created by Yehudi Menhuin and Ian Stoutkzer in 1977. Every year, LMN musicians deliver thousands of interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals and a range of community and healthcare settings. LMN musicians work in Special Educational Needs Schools, where music can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families. LMN's specialist support and training provides young musicians with skills and employment at the start of their professional careers, across all genres of music.


Tom and Richard look very happy preparing for a workshop!

The trio at Morecambe Road School preparing for another performance.

A pupil having a go at conducting the trio. She's wearing a conductor's wig, of course.

Pupils having a close up view of Bea's cor anglais. Is it really made of wood?

A pupil feeling the air blowing through Tom's clarinet.

Richard having a quiet moment with his accordion!


Newlands School, Middleton recently celebrated their 10th birthday.
Trio Volant were there to welcome visitors to the party.

We had a wonderful musical treat at the Prep School this morning when Trio Volant, all ex Royal Northern College of Music students playing the Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon came to perform in the School assembly. They then ran a workshop for Years 4 & 5 introducing the children to these woodwind instruments and letting the children have a go at playing them themselves. Many thanks to our very talented musical guests - I think they've inspired some future musicians!

Shrewsbury High School


The trio are also artists for Creative Inspiration and have been involved in a number of initiatives all over Shropshire bringing music to Elderly Care Home, Psychiatric Wards, Palliative Care Units and Community Centre settings. In such settings, the music is carefully tailored to entertain the target audience.

They are a dynamic chamber group who give high quality musical and interactive performances whilst at the same time relating with all their audiences in a warm and sensitive way. In addition their performances always include interesting and easy to understand information about the instruments they play and how they work.

Director of Creative Inspiration, Jane Povey

…performing for some of the residents from the Upland at Oxon, a care home in Shrewsbury Shropshire. Their rendition of “Danny Boy” keep the audience totally captivated and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.

Marches Care Ltd

 Joining in with Sousa’s, Liberty Bell March.

 A resident’s family visitor enjoys singing along.