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 Partnership2 weeks ago
SENIOR WIND BAND - Super looking forward to our first digital rehearsal back and an amazing and epic new piece of music to prepare reading for the Summer Showcase 🎶🎶🎶

If you would like to be involved then please don’t hesitate to contact janine.golds@entrust-music.co.uk or the email below for more details 👍👍👍
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The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
We can't wait to welcome back the Training Wind Band tomorrow at 5pm for our first digital rehearsal of the Summer Term.

We are getting ready for our Summer Showcase Concert at the County Showground, Stafford! 🎶🎷😊

Email musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk to join us!
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The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
It is not too late to book a place on tomorrow's online workshop with Joe Broughton. It will be held on zoom from 6-7pm. Contact us at citymusicservice@stoke.gov.uk to book in.
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The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
Congratulations to all of our Staffordshire Young Musician 2021 candidates. We have been overwhelmed by the talent of the pupils and it was a really hard decision to create a final from all of these young musicians!!

Please see the link below for the successful candidates for the Junior Final of the Staffordshire Young Musician 2021.


It will be premiered at 6pm tonight, so please join us in watching it.

The Senior finalists will also be premiered tonight and please keep an eye out for that link.....

Thanks again to all that applied. For more information on the final, please contact us on musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk
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The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
It's not too late to book a place on one of our online workshops next week. Joe Broughton is delivering a folk music session on 4th & 11th May and on 5th May we have a session from the Royal Marines about life as a forces Musician. Please message us if you would like to know more.

The Music Partnership on Twitter

2 days ago
Song for Wellbeing is a #crowdfunding campaign helping young songwriters in Staffordshire & Stoke discover their talent. So grab your wallet and support us to support them by making a donation NOW!
#make-some-noise #songforwellbeing https://t.co/ggfwbIfnf4
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2 days ago
We want to help local young people aged 12-18 recover from the impacts of Covid through the power of music. £3000 will allow us to make and post out 1000+ beautiful and practical song-writing journals. #mentalhealthawarenessweek Pls support us https://t.co/03vfQCbwzD https://t.co/OTNnsc8uoW tmpartnership photo
2 days ago
Your #FeelgoodFifteen video for next week is available now on YouTube! Join Sharon Durant for fifteen minutes of singing, warm-ups and clapping games, perfect for children in KS1 and KS2 🎵
2 days ago
Our free ensembles will be returning to face to face delivery at The Bridge Centre after May half term w/c 7 June. For more information contact citymusicservice @stoke.gov.uk @SoTCityCouncil @StokeLearning @tmpartnership @stokeculture @StokeCEP #candomusic https://t.co/rdaO2oN3vV tmpartnership photo
4 days ago
My son had his first Drumkit lesson today. He loved it. I loved it. We all loved it. Music is the thing that we all need! So excited for his drumming journey!

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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