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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Manchester Camerata
Manchester Camerata2 days ago

Next Tuesday at 10am, we will be premiering brand new music written by young people from 15 schools in Staffordshire inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’! The young people’s songs tell an original musical story of the Roald Dahl classic and Camerata musicians have been busy recording the tracks which will be released on our YouTube channel next week.

This is the sixth year we've been lucky enough to work with Entrust Music Service to deliver this project which has been shown to build confidence and encourage creative thinking!

With thanks to Entrust Music Service Staffordshire, The Music Partnership, Staffordshire Music Hub & Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service.

Berkswich C of E Primary School, Endon High School, Heron Cross primary school, Sutherland Primary School, Stoke Minster C of E Primary Academy, Fulfen Primary School, Birches Head Academy, Painsley Catholic College

The Music Partnership on Twitter

2 days ago
Good luck to Emily, Ellie & Akasha & all the musicians who are performing in the Stoke-on-Trent YMOTY Competition this evening 🍀🤞🏻🎻🎤🎵 @StMargaretWard @stjoegoldenhill @StokeCMS @tmpartnership https://t.co/aksI5r0UFD tmpartnership photo
3 days ago
Well done to all the team for presenting a great conference and showcasing the great Early Years Music work in Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire and Telford and Wrekin @SoTCityCouncil @StokeLearning https://t.co/kdiDXSpXhe
3 days ago
#Thankyou to everyone involved with the inspiring #soundpotsconference today! Our guest speakers @NicolaBurke16 @Harriet_SLT Lucy, Penny, Angela and Di from the team @Soundpotsstoke We hope you've had a great day! #soundpots @tmpartnership @StokeCMS @makesomenoisewm
3 days ago
And it’s a wrap! Great day! 👀WATCH THIS SPACE! for news about #soundpotsonline #2022 - register your interest now by emailing us - link in bio or get in touch with @Soundpotsstoke @tmpartnership @StokeCMS #soundpots #earlyyears #musiceducation @makesomenoisewm

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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