About us

Good Vibrations changes lives through music. We work with some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach people in the UK, in secure settings and in the community. We are best known for using the Indonesian gamelan, a magnificent set of brass gongs, xylophones and drums. Our expert team of facilitators support participants to grow in confidence, deepen their communication and social skills and develop more positive self-identities.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is of a safer and more-empathetic UK, where vulnerable people, including those convicted of offences, are valued members of society, and can forge fulfilling, constructive lives.

Our mission is to inspire vulnerable people with complex needs to see what they are capable of, to motivate them, and to give them the tools to build more positive futures.

We do this through communal music-making projects that help people: grow confidence and motivation; connect with their creativity and musicality; gain transferable life and work skills; engage with learning and constructive activity; improve well-being; see themselves with positive self-identities and nurture a sense of hope for future.

We have a reputation for excellence and for being effective working with individuals with very complex needs.


  • Bill Bailey and Lord Ramsbotham support our work as patrons
  • We’re a Registered UK Learning Provider and OCNL Qualification Centre
  • We hold National High Secure Prison Effective Intervention Status
  • Our robust policies and procedures give structure and guide decision-making. Get in touch if you would like to read or discuss any of our policies