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

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The Music Partnership3 hours ago
We're delighted that Music Service teachers will be returning to schools from week commencing the 8th March where possible. Please talk to your instrumental teacher over the next week about any changes to arrangements for your lessons. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Please contact musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk or message this page with any questions.
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership2 days ago
Tonight we meet the adjudicator of the Woodwind and Open classes of the Stoke-on Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021.
Lisa Todd is an experienced musician and educator and is Head of Music at Thomas Alleyne's school in Uttoxeter. She is a woodwind specialist and has performed as both a soloist and orchestral player. She is thrilled to have been asked to adjudicate and has really enjoyed listening to the performances.
Results will be announced on 5th March.
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership4 days ago
Upbeat have a fantastic session tomorrow, 🥰we have taken requests and put together a video of your upbeat favourite songs and dances. Bring along an instrument (we love home made or house hold objects), and bring your singing voices to enjoy our upbeat fun. 🤗
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership4 days ago
Judging of the Preliminary Round of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021 is well underway. Results will be announced on 5th March, but in the meantime meet our adjudicator for the Vocal and Piano classes.
Cathy Lamb is Director of Music Outreach at Lichfield Cathedral School and is well known as both an organist and a choral animateur as well as being a vastly experienced music educator.
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
Half term will be the perfect chance to take a look at these fantastic resources...
The Music Partnership
The Music Partnership2 weeks ago
Hear hear!😃

The Music Partnership on Twitter

3 hours ago
We're delighted that our teachers will be returning to schools from week commencing the 8th March where possible. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Please contact musicservice @entrust-ed.co.uk with any questions. @tmpartnership @StaffordshireCC @EntrustEDU #acesupported https://t.co/AXex6d4VTc tmpartnership photo
4 hours ago
The adjudicator for the brass classes of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the year is experienced trumpet player and conductor Matt Pope #sotymoty @tmpartnership @StokeCEP @StokeLearning https://t.co/ekIODMr4Jp tmpartnership photo
1 day ago
The adjudicator for the strings classes for Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021 is experienced musician and educator Glen Taylor #sotymoty @StokeLearning @StokeCEP @tmpartnership https://t.co/ui7YbUCKHo tmpartnership photo
2 days ago
@MPFTPaedSALT have you heard of @Soundpotsstoke (in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent)? They are also producing short music & story videos through lockdown for 0-5s to aid speech & language development:

https://t.co/WdlKZ8xRAX
2 days ago
Join Lucy in Session 35 for Pitter Patter Raindrops - Let’s listen to the rain and go splish, splash, sploshing in the puddles! @StokeCMS
@emsstaffs
@TelfordMusic
@tmpartnership @makesomenoisewm @youthmusic
https://t.co/m71sYhcTiZ
3 days ago
Meet Lisa Todd, adjudicator of the woodwind and open classes of Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year 2021. A passionate music educator, she is head of music at Thomas Alleynes School in Uttoxeter https://t.co/2nUzIhK0BG 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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