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.

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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.
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Schools and settings supported to deliver regular music.
20,000
Pupils engaged weekly in high quality music making.

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James Stanley plays the song Hello as created by the Rise Group
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Creative Response to Loneliness - Hello Demo
James Stanley plays the song Hello as created by the Rise Group
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Mrs Bailey talks about learning the flute with CMS
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Flute demo
Mrs Bailey talks about learning the flute with CMS
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Murray Brailsford talks about Make Some Noise's project to help get Young People Talking about loneliness and isolation in schools across Stoke on Trent. htt...
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#I will Rise Project Overview
Murray Brailsford talks about Make Some Noise's project to help get Young People Talking about loneliness and isolation in schools across Stoke on Trent. htt...
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With autumn upon us and schools across the country returning to a ‘new normal’, we’re excited to bring you The Music Partnership’s latest newsletter. Crammed with case studies, information and the latest events and CPD opportunities, grab a cuppa and take a seat to read about how our partners have adapted their work during the pandemic and some food for thought for future working too. Click to discover networking opportunities and more!
https://www.themusicpartnership.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/HUB-Newsletter-Autumn-2020-.pdf

The Music Partnership seeks to ensure that all young people can access high quality music education and have the chance to sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir.
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James Stanley Introduces the work of the Make Some Noise's Rise project working with Young People to help address youth loneliness. For more info: http://www...
The Music Partnership
Creative Respose to Loneliness Introduction
James Stanley Introduces the work of the Make Some Noise's Rise project working with Young People to help address youth loneliness. For more info: http://www...
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Mrs Atherton talks about having vocal lessons with CMS.
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Vocal Demo
Mrs Atherton talks about having vocal lessons with CMS.
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2 days ago
Join one of our choirs - we are currently exploring live and digital possibilities for our return to singing this term...get in touch to find out more via musicshare @lichfieldcathedralschool.com! https://t.co/iqqzhkCdf3 tmpartnership photo
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Get in touch to find out more about our Mini Voices (singing fun for 0-5 year olds and their carers). This is a brilliant group for child development - get in touch! https://t.co/QuV59mdpuU tmpartnership photo
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Join our Lichfield Cathedral Young Voices - we are exploring live and digital options for our return to rehearsals having sent out videos for the whole of the summer term! Get in touch to find out more - musicshare @lichfieldcathedralschool.com! https://t.co/AOirMtvKcT tmpartnership photo
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Make enquiries about our Youth Voices - for 12-18 year olds - who sing brilliantly in at least four-part harmony! Get in touch to find out more - musicshare @lichfieldcathedralschool.com! https://t.co/8nFYYHmi3k tmpartnership photo
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Ladies who Lark is an adult social choir - we have a lot of fun, learn a huge variety of music plus lots about healthy singing. Get in touch via musicshare @lichfieldcathedralschool.com to find out more! https://t.co/ToTSuVHFif tmpartnership photo
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Hear the acoustic demo of the song Grow written by the Rise group @Coopacademy as part of our @Coop_Foundation funded #iwlll project to support other young people experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.
https://t.co/u8eQIaRF7O
For more info
https://t.co/OAm4FE8i4w https://t.co/uGsTNxXuR1
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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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