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Services For Education Music Service

The Music Service employs over 220 teachers, conductors, tutors and pianists and generates the majority of its funds through providing support to schools. Our teachers visit about 350 city schools each week, supporting and extending the delivery of National Curriculum Music – In excess of 1,500 visits are made, delivering more than 3,000 hours of teaching support to more than 36,000 pupils. The instruments available include all orchestral and brass band instruments, recorder, tin whistle, South Asian instruments, keyboard, guitar, percussion, steel pans and voice. Teaching covers many styles, genres and periods. In 2012, the Music Service was successful in its bid to Arts Council England to lead The Birmingham Music Education Partnership. This partnership deploys funding from the Department for Education to meet the priorities identified in the National Plan for Music Education. Our main partners are The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ex Cathedra, Quench Arts, Mac Birmingham and Town Hall/Symphony Hall.

Warwick House
10 Edward Street
B1 2RX


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Music Mark works to influence thinking by sharing ideas and undertaking research

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Music Mark recognises the need for music educators to source and share ideas with each other

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We connect our members to the wider music education sector.