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 Partnership15 hours ago
This isn't easy but we have the time to get proficient!
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Classic FM
Mozart’s Turkish March, played on calculators 😂 More on the musician’s YouTube channel here 👉 clssicfm.co/2VEnje
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The Music Partnership15 hours ago
Enjoyed this morning's #MiniMusicMakers?

JOIN Brigitte tomorrow morning right here at 10.30am for Ep. 2.

Brigitte will be telling you a story about a battle between the sun and the wind. Maybe you could draw and bring along a BIG picture of each?

Note: Mini Music Makers is designed for kids aged 5-7 (but really anyone can join in!). Our musicians have worked hard at producing these videos at home with limited tech - we think they've done a great job! 🎉
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The Music Partnership23 hours ago
This morning's Mini Music Makers kicks off at 10.30AM, right here 👆 AND our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/manccamerata

Get ready to draw, sing, shake and dance with Manchester Camerata musician Kate!

Remember to have a few things ready....
- Colouring-in pencils and paper
- A plastic tub (to make a shaker)
- Dried seeds OR dried pasta tubes OR small lego pieces

See you soon Music Makers!!

#MiniMusicMakers #spreadjoynotvirus
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The Music Partnership2 days ago
For any brass players check out our YouTube channel - we will be adding to these too ...
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The Music Partnership2 days ago
Please share this to all the families you know who could use a bit of music and cheer in their house tomorrow.

Joining us tomorrow for our first EVER Mini Music Makers?!!?

Here's a couple of things you're going to need...
🎨 Paper and colouring-in pencils (or crayons!)
🎉A plastic tub (any container!)
🎼Some dry seeds OR dry pasta OR small lego pieces

Mini Music Makers is a brand new video series of music and fun-filled adventures for kids and families.

When does it start? Tomorrow (Thurs 2 April) at 10.30am
How often? Every week day at 10.30am
Where? Right here 👆 on our Fbook page AND YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/manccamerata

Stay Safe 💛
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The Music Partnership2 days ago
IMPORTANT NEWS - for all pupils receiving instrumental lessons in schools - we will be delivering digital lessons after Easter. If you've not heard from your teacher already please email citymusicservice@stoke.gov.uk stating child's name, school & instrument. Please share and spread the word

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3 weeks ago
This looks like a great night. Come and see what the Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford bands can do at Redrum, Stafford on Thu 19 Mar 7pm-10pm. https://t.co/h3tzncGSyT tmpartnership photo
1 month ago
It's worth saying again, you have until Friday to submit your 'One Minute of Music' videos so get your skates on.

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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