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 Partnership1 week ago
Join kristy and Lian this morning, having lots of fun with different instruments and making lots of noise.
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Join kristy and Lian this morning, having lots of fun with different instruments and making lots of noise.
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The Music Partnership1 week ago
Come and join us for festive cheer at our Virtual Festival 2020; including vocal performances from our Staffordshire Schools, a collaboration from our Digital Rehearsals, a festive Carol Service involving school choirs, music service ensembles and adult choirs visually at the Lichfield Cathedral, a Festive Sing-Along that is free for all to join in, and the final of the Staffordshire Young Musician and Singer Competition. All streamed on our Entrust YouTube Channel for you to watch, share and enjoy; we’ll be posting more detailed information next week......
For further details, please contact us on musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk
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The Music Partnership1 week ago
Episode 10 of the Virtual 10 Minute Sing from Music Share is now available on YouTube. Please do join in.
https://youtu.be/5Rv4qud3kpo
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The Music Partnership1 week ago
Today we’re showcasing Entrust Music Service Staffordshire. Entrust are one of our Artsmark Partners and are available to work with schools in the region. Head to the Artsmark Celebration Week Hub to see what Entrust do and to see what else is happening this week! https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/what-were-doing/artsmark-celebration-week/

The Music Partnership on Twitter

20 hours ago
Looking forward to catching up with some of our delegates one week later for a Friday morning chat and reflecting on our #MusicMark20 highlights. Get yourself a coffee and come and join us!

(Zoom link in latest email, or get in touch!) https://t.co/glX4jHUruB
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20 hours ago
It’s OK (Please Just Say), @OneMoreSong_UK's beautiful song & video project, is freely available to everyone for the rest of term – whether you’re a Charanga user or not. Visit https://t.co/NremDAyeVb or our homepage. Please share & enjoy using it in any way you can! https://t.co/OmjllXSs0T tmpartnership photo
2 days ago
At Make Some Noise, our aim is to provide a safe environment for young people to explore music for themselves, be creative & know the joy of play! 🎺

If you’d like Make Some Noise to reach into your #community, contact us at https://t.co/3vZeeUFGR2 We’d love to listen & respond. https://t.co/BweAcuLsZu
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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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