the music service

Our Music Service provides schools and settings, children, young people and others with a better musical education, regardless of their background or situation.

We hope to build memorable experiences for young people across the country and that starts with our ensembles, school support services, exams and resources.

We are really passionate about the true benefits of music and just want to share that with others.

You may or may not have noticed but, due to government funding cuts, music provision in schools has declined over the last few years.

Sadly this means a lot of children and young people don’t get an opportunity to enjoy and benefit from music-making.

We firmly believe that music can have a positive impact on the lives of children which is why we set up Services For Education in the first place.

All of the money raised from our music and school support services is reinvested into creating new and innovative projects for children in Birmingham.

We have worked in close partnership with schools in Birmingham for more than sixty years and have achieved more in this area than any other organisation.

Supporting 38,000 children a week, we work with over 380 schools and loan instruments to over 27,000 young musicians. We can provide expert tuition on more than thirty instruments in a range of styles and cultures.

Music really does change lives for the better and we’re here to make that happen.

Browse our services and products by category below then you can contact us to book or pay online, depending on the product or service.

Or if you would like us to send you our online brochure, pop across your details below. 

For more information, contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

what we offer

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Free Trial
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Curriculum Area Training

DJ / Urban Music Teacher In Residence

£46.25
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des wilson – head of music

“A huge thank you for inviting us to the event on Thursday. The children had a fantastic time and they got so much from the whole day. They loved the drumming workshop and the campus tour (our tour guide was brilliant with the children). It was great for our children to see older children perform a wide range of instruments. An inspirational day all round. I had children saying ‘I want to learn the keyboard next’ and ‘I’m going to study here when I grow up’. What more could you ask for?!”

Bordesley Green Girls School

sophie fleming – y2 music co-ordinator

“A huge thank you for inviting us to the event on Thursday. The children had a fantastic time and they got so much from the whole day. They loved the drumming workshop and the campus tour (our tour guide was brilliant with the children). It was great for our children to see older children perform a wide range of instruments. An inspirational day all round. I had children saying ‘I want to learn the keyboard next’ and ‘I’m going to study here when I grow up’. What more could you ask for?!”

Colmore Junior School

 

matt o’neill – Assistant head

“The students at Baskerville Special School absolutely love their music sessions with Amy. They are going to perform their drumming composition in the next school concert!”

debbie poole – class teacher

“Our students do not easily collaborate so to work together, editing and improving to make music, has been a positive challenge and they are visibly learning and enjoying the experience. It’s the layering of their combined efforts which is lovely to witness.”

Baskerville School 

Ofsted

“The curriculum is enriched with many additional, high-quality learning experiences. For example, a specialist art teacher works with pupils. Pupils participate enthusiastically in performances with a music specialist, and all pupils in Year 4 have the opportunity to learn the violin.”

Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy Ofsted Report 2018 

MARIA ALDRED – DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER

“A huge thank you for firstly organising our wonderful concert this afternoon and for coming to perform for the staff and children at Holy Family. It was brilliant! The children were enthralled by the whole experience and learned so much about the brass family and about enjoying a musical experience. My year 1 children loved it and were talking enthusiastically about the music and instruments. We are going to write and draw pictures tomorrow. A big thank you and your team for coming to delight our children and staff too. It was perfect and gave all our children a delightful, positive experience of music. I look forward to hearing about what else we can get involved in.”

Holy Family Catholic Primary School 

SIMONE SCHEHTMAN

“Thank you for all your work in building such a positive spirit in so many of the children of this City. My parents up from London were again astonished at the passion and standard of the orchestras and ensembles in the last performance and said they don’t recall seeing any London Borough with such a high focus and standard of childrens’ performance.”

SOPHIE FLEMING

“Our students do not easily collaborate so to work together to make music has been a positive challenge and they are visibly learning and enjoying the experience. It’s the layering of their combined efforts which is lovely to witness.”

Year 2 Teacher: Colmore Junior School

DEBORAH KERMODE – PARENT

“Ewan loves Brass Attack, he was high as a kite after his performace last week. I can’t thank the Music Service enough for the opportunity you provide to let an 11 year old boy play on the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire stage, its truly transformtional”

TRUMPET STUDENT

lucas houldcroft

“I’ve been able to improve my playing immensely thanks to orchestra peers and tutors pushing me, I have made a number of friends and have had amazing opportunities throughout the year to play some great music in some of the UK’s most renowned concert halls.”

TRUMPET STUDENT