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.

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

The Music Partnership on Facebook

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The Music Partnership3 days ago
Join kristy and Lian this morning, having lots of fun with different instruments and making lots of noise.
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Join kristy and Lian this morning, having lots of fun with different instruments and making lots of noise.
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The Music Partnership3 days ago
Come and join us for festive cheer at our Virtual Festival 2020; including vocal performances from our Staffordshire Schools, a collaboration from our Digital Rehearsals, a festive Carol Service involving school choirs, music service ensembles and adult choirs visually at the Lichfield Cathedral, a Festive Sing-Along that is free for all to join in, and the final of the Staffordshire Young Musician and Singer Competition. All streamed on our Entrust YouTube Channel for you to watch, share and enjoy; we’ll be posting more detailed information next week......
For further details, please contact us on musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership4 days ago
Episode 10 of the Virtual 10 Minute Sing from Music Share is now available on YouTube. Please do join in.
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The Music Partnership5 days ago
Today we’re showcasing Entrust Music Service Staffordshire. Entrust are one of our Artsmark Partners and are available to work with schools in the region. Head to the Artsmark Celebration Week Hub to see what Entrust do and to see what else is happening this week! https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/what-were-doing/artsmark-celebration-week/

The Music Partnership on Twitter

6 hours ago
A great chance to talk with peers about the issues impacting on music education going forward into 2021 and beyond. https://t.co/BmFcuF9dks
13 hours ago
Our "Hear it! Feel it! Make it!" recovery currriculum is based around the NHS 5 steps to wellbeing. The focus for the final few weeks is 'Superheroes' @StokeLearning @SoTCityCouncil @tmpartnership @StokeCEP @WestMidlandsMu1 #candomusic https://t.co/umzwCEy1mM tmpartnership photo
1 day ago
The UK Jazz scene is buzzing...

Today 7pm @BBCFOUR I’ll be presenting @BBCYoungMus Jazz Musician of the Year

Thanks to the fab production team: Paul Bullock, Martyn Stevens, Jo Marks, Rhodes Huw who made the show happen in a pandemic year!!!

Watch here:
https://t.co/xNuWcEkMhg https://t.co/98L5xEiwO5
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1 day ago
Currently watching the semi final live! Very beautiful singing from Josie and so pleased that her genuine loveliness has come across on camera too! https://t.co/f4lBFFwkiT

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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