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.

The Music Partnership on Facebook

The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership13 hours ago
Great to be back in schools today delivering face to face music lessons
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership13 hours ago
Congratulations to George Crane for winning the Junior Brass class of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician 2021.
He will progress to the final to be held on 18 June.
https://youtu.be/1r1h_utZMPQ
The Music Partnership
Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service
Congratulations to George Crane for winning the Junior Brass class of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician 2021.
He will progress to the final to be held on 18 June.
https://youtu.be/1r1h_utZMPQ
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership13 hours ago
Congratulations to Megan Edwards for winning the senior brass class of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021. She will progress to the final to be held on 18th June.
https://youtu.be/34V4yF-xxeo
The Music Partnership
Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service
Congratulations to Megan Edwards for winning the senior brass class of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021. She will progress to the final to be held on 18th June.
https://youtu.be/34V4yF-xxeo
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership21 hours ago
Delighted that our music teachers are returning to teach children in schools from today or continuing with remote learning where this is needed. Best of luck to all of our colleagues in schools for the weeks ahead and thank you for all of your support in helping to keep children playing and singing this year.
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership3 days ago
Looking forward to welcoming our pupils back into face to face music lessons from Monday 19th April 2021. Please contact us at telford.music@telford.gov.uk if you require any further information.

The Music Partnership on Twitter

13 hours ago
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow at 9am for this week's brand new #FeelgoodFifteen! Join us for fifteen minutes of musical fun over on Sing Up at Home or YouTube to start off the day 🎶
13 hours ago
KS1 and KS2 enjoyed a fantastic music session today with Music Share and @TelfordMusic preparing for the upcoming 'Telford Sings' online performance. https://t.co/7xvKujTdig tmpartnership photo
22 hours ago
Delighted that our music teachers are returning to teach children in schools from today or continuing with remote learning where this is needed. Best of luck to all of our schools for the weeks ahead @tmpartnership @StaffordshireCC @EntrustEDU #acesupported #candomusic https://t.co/zi15x15Dyh tmpartnership photo
2 days ago
Congratulations to Acacia in Year 5 and big sister Emily for winning both the Junior and Senior Strings categories in the Stoke-on-Trent Young musician of the Year! They will both be competing in the finals in June- good luck! @StokeCMS
3 days ago
@cathylamb_org Thanks Cathy. As a school governor locally, I know schools and teachers are under huge pressure right now as they look to do their best for all pupils. I do think we need a bigger conversation around the broader role of creativity in the curriculum and beyond.

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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