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.

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The Music Partnership3 days ago
Our groups are currently running digitally. New members are always welcome - get in touch for more info.
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We are really looking forward to seeing you again. There will be more fun and quizzes as well as some lovely music to play. REMEMBER TO USE THE NEW ZOOM LINK YOU WERE EMAILED YESTERDAY!!! See you later 🎼🎵🎵
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The Music Partnership4 days ago
🎄🎄Christmas Festival 🎄🎄information email went out yesterday. All music and backing tracks have been sent out too - please check spam boxes if you haven’t received them. Any questions, please contact Mrs Owens - johanna.owens@entrust-music.co.uk
Happy Practising!!!! 🎼🎵
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The Music Partnership5 days ago
Join us for the next network meeting ...
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⭐⭐⭐⭐EXCITING POST!!!!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kristy and Lian will be in Stafford next Wednesday 21st October.
Obviously following all Social distancing rules, we will be knocking on some of your doors to say hello 👋, maybe have a little sing-song with your little ones. As well as dropping off some leaflets with information about joining us both for our Online Upbeat sessions. We can't wait to see you all again. 😃
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The Music Partnership5 days ago
Our "Hear it! Feel it! Make it!" recovery currriculum is based around the NHS 5 steps to wellbeing. The focus for the next few weeks is 'Learning New Skills.' Lessons will include music by Gustav Holst and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Over two years our national strategic touring project #SoundAround with @rpoonline reached over 12,000 students from more than 300 schools, involving 113 young people as producers, programmers and presenters. Read more: https://t.co/uhfWobYCnF #YoungProducers @ace_national
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Artsmark Celebration Week is back! We're so excited to celebrate the positive and powerful impact of arts and creativity 🌟 check out our resources for KS1-4 designed to help students explore how creativity can support their wellbeing 🥰
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https://t.co/NZdDGNm7oT https://t.co/7mbvGMhKGI
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Have you booked your tickets yet?

Our conference #MusicMark20 is in under a month. With tickets starting at £35, we think there's something for everyone who's interested in #MusicEd: https://t.co/KaCxYkJ8Ej https://t.co/p5mk8BpvS9
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Very moving Friday afternoon watching, showing the power of inclusive music-making! 🎶 https://t.co/lLMhmPa5JH
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If you’re a YOUNG MUSICIAN and you’ve been making music during these challenging times, we’d love to see it! And share it.
To find out more visit https://t.co/FyEJnIQxtA.
Deadline to submit content is 5pm on 30 October

This is your time. This is your event.
#TFIN https://t.co/aBLRoK1JsF
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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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