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.
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Music education partners.
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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.

The Music Partnership on Facebook

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Hurray, it's the weekend! sit back with a cuppa and have a gander at MusicShare's September Newsletter which is now in the 'Useful Resources' section of The Music Partnership website.
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Only a week to go until the MusicShare Teachers' Song Share event. A chance to gain and share new ideas!
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Teachers, Support Staff and Youth Workers, join us for the launch of 3 films devised by Young People to help start a discussion about Youth Loneliness and Isolation
http://ow.ly/r2co50BtMsF
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CMS teacher Mr Clowes explains how you can play drums and improve your technique just by using some drumsticks and a practice pad.
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Drum practice pad demo
CMS teacher Mr Clowes explains how you can play drums and improve your technique just by using some drumsticks and a practice pad.
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“My mum is a single parent and we are both visually impaired. Public transport is expensive and without help, I would have to forego opportunities such as getting to my weekly classes at the Centre for Young Musicians and performing at venues such as the Barbican.

“My mum and I are both night blind and cannot travel by public transport when it’s late and there is no disabled assistance. So the only way of being able to perform at a concert such as at the Barbican is to come home by taxi.

“I really cannot thank AYM enough as it's the first year I feel that I have really been able to spread my wings and do what other musicians do without the limitations of mum's and my sight being an obstacle.” - Ivan, aged 15

Whatever the barriers to a young person's musical progress - we’re here to remove them and ensure that all talent is recognised.
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John Sambrook talks about the process of developing the animations for the Rise Project and the impact that lockdown had of the process.
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Rise - Magic Mountain Creative
John Sambrook talks about the process of developing the animations for the Rise Project and the impact that lockdown had of the process.
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The Music Partnership on Twitter

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We couldn't agree more with @thekannehmasons' mission to make classical music more accessible for young people & are so thrilled that Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason will be joining us at #MusicMark20 conference to share this message https://t.co/40Kr5dbp9J
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What a fab week we've had @OldParkPrimary making music, it's been wonderful to get back on it! Next week our secondary school students are starting back. If you want to continue learning an instrument with In Harmony and you're in Year 7+, get in touch for details! @TelfordMusic
2 days ago
🎷NEWS 🌟So excited to share a new mini series of mini sessions! The 1st, Secrets of the Saxophone, will be delivered by the outstanding @JessGillamSax. School age musicians are invited to join Jess for this exciting, inspiring session. Full info at: https://t.co/tXT9Q0aLhY https://t.co/Yahm8NAoFe tmpartnership photo
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Coming soon...Rhythm Basics - a Mini Sessions ideal for primary / early secondary aged musicians ALL instruments @ElsaBradley01 & @amac1982 will be helping you to understand the basics of pulse & rhythm which will hugely benefit your sight reading skills 🥁🎵😀 #benedettisessions https://t.co/0o6aryhRT3 tmpartnership photo

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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