We are committed to ensuring all young people can sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir.

Who we are

The Music Partnership is a group of the region’s leading quality music education providers, committed to working together to ensure all young people have the opportunity to sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir. We receive funding from the Department of Education via Arts Council England to deliver the ‘National Plan for Music Education’.

We cover the local authority areas of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford & Wrekin and work with the three music services in these regions as well as around thirty other music partners.

574
Schools and settings in the region.
129
Music ensembles for 2,455 young people.
375
Schools supported to deliver high quality singing.
36
Music education partners.
257
Schools having instrumental and/or vocal teaching provision for 7,350 pupils.
9,000
Instruments hired to pupils and schools.
9,100
Pupils to benefit from whole class ensemble teaching in 155 schools.
360
Schools and settings supported to deliver regular music.
20,000
Pupils engaged weekly in high quality music making.

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The Music Partnership3 days ago
Staffordshire Schools - a call out to Create with Camerata!

Music-making project for KS2/KS3 based on the popular Roald Dahl story 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.

Manchester Camerata are working with Entrust Music Service and schools in Staffordshire to write new songs based on the popular Roald Dahl story 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. This year's project culmination will be an album which will feature Manchester Camerata orchestra and singers performing your pupils’ very own songs!

Project Details:
• CPD for teacher – 26th Jan 4pm-5.30pm OR 27th Jan 4pm-5.30pm
• Lyric writing exercises with your class (facilitated by you: in class, via video
call or set remote work using resources provided)
• Pre-recorded video exploring 4 instrument families in the orchestra. This
will also help your class decide how they would like their song to sound (facilitated by you: in class, via video call or set remote work using resources provided)
• We will record an album of all the songs created and inspired by your class, performed by a Manchester Camerata ensemble and singer (album free of charge)

It is completely free to take part in this programme. To book or for any more information please contact Emma Arnold at earnold@manchestercamerata.com.
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The Music Partnership6 days ago
Our VOICES TOGETHER DIGITAL CHOIR begins its Spring term rehearsals tomorrow - TUESDAY 19th January at 5pm. We can't wait to get singing again and it's not too late to join us! Children (aged 7+) and adults are all welcome - simply email musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk to register.

It's FREE to join, no previous experience needed.
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership1 week ago
😄 OUR ONLINE GROUP SESSION IS CHANGING DAYS!😀
We would love to see more of Stoke’s Young Parents and their little ones at 1pm on Tuesdays for chat, support, activities and fun!
Drop us a message for more details and if you know anyone who would like to come along, let us know!
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership1 week ago
Come and join us for our Spring Term Digital Rehearsals commencing from next week (w/b 18th January 2021), open to all instrumentalists and singers of all ages. There will be a total of 7 consecutive rehearsals during this term with a Virtual Spring Festival as a finalé; again this is still FREE of charge to all pupils who live or study in Staffordshire. To register your interest, please email musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk to receive further details.

If you haven’t already watched our Digital Concert in December, please follow the link below and enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceiRdSjuLrc&list=PLZ0hmpiTR1Xm_MMuclUwPSCeKnJldShg0
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership1 week ago
Come and join us for our Spring Term Digital Rehearsals commencing from next week (w/b 18th January 2021), open to all instrumentalists and singers of all ages. There will be a total of 7 consecutive rehearsals during this term with a Virtual Spring Festival as a finalé; again this is still FREE of charge to all pupils who live or study in Staffordshire. To register your interest, please email musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk to receive further details.

If you haven’t already watched our Digital Concert in December, please follow the link below and enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceiRdSjuLrc&list=PLZ0hmpiTR1Xm_MMuclUwPSCeKnJldShg0
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership1 week ago
Time to book for the fully funded Soundpots Early Years Network Meeting on Weds 3rd Feb 4pm-5.15pm on Zoom. Email sarah@make-some-noise.com to book your space.

The Music Partnership are expanding their successful Soundpots model of Early Years music-making to support children at risk of speech and language delay, across Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent & Telford and Wrekin.

This Youth Music funded project runs from 2020 to the end of 2022 and supports the wider development, language and communication skills of 0 to 5-year olds across Staffordshire. This will be led by Stoke on Trent City Music Service and Make Some Noise.
www.facebook.com/Soundpots/

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3 days ago
A very musical performance of “Ode to Joy” by the lovely Santiago in Y7. Well done Santiago, keep up the hard work! #candomusic @StMargaretWard @TeachSMWCA @StokeCMS @tmpartnership https://t.co/jMGXO4qVaq tmpartnership photo
3 days ago
The fabulous Joe in Y7 playing “Ode to Joy”. Well done Joe, keep up the hard work! #candomusic @TeachSMWCA @StMargaretWard @StokeCMS https://t.co/orA5epJ6jT tmpartnership photo
3 days ago
The team continue to record videos for you to share with your little ones at home. Head over to our YouTube playlist and enjoy! @StokeCMS @TelfordMusic
@emsstaffs @makesomenoisewm @tmpartnership #EarlyYears @YouthMusicNet
https://t.co/m71sYhcTiZ
3 days ago
A dance in the kitchen...
Was this an accurate representation of our whole day homeschooling? Absolutely not.
Did it relieve stress in the moment? Yes 🎶👍🏼🕺🏻

How’s music helping you right now? We’d love to know if you’ve had a #MomentOfMusic & how this has impacted your day..... https://t.co/fpACnIlup7
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Our Music Services

The National Plan for Music Education

Core Roles

  • Ensure that every child aged 5-18 years has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Extension Roles

  • Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  • Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
  • Provide access to large scale and/or high-quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.
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