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.

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

what we offer

Ensembles

Free ensembles and performances for children and young people in Birmingham

Exams

We can support and offer music grade exams and world music exams

In-Setting Music Services

Our teachers can visit, teach music and provide other support services in schools

Music Resources

Offline and online music resources to support children, parents and teachers

Concerts

We arrange a variety of concerts throughout the year showcasing our wonderful musicians

The Music School

Music lessons on a variety of different instruments, in Birmingham

Science subject leaders networking

Very Good course. Interactive and clear. Well presented and thorough!”

Headteacher

KS2 TEACHER

“I cannot praise it enough, the children were very excited and talked about it all day and have asked if we will be doing more science like this.”

Ofsted

“Exciting and vibrant topic work combines subjects across the curriculum. Pupils enjoy developing reading, writing and mathematics skills through subjects like history, geography and science.”

Colmore Junior School

 

“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.”

Sophie Fleming: Year 2 Teacher

Safeguarding

“Great opportunities for an honest discussion across schools and to see successes from other schools and to see and compare and share good practise tips.”

Assistant Head Teacher

KS1 Writing Moderation

“Great opportunities for an honest discussion across schools and to see successes from other schools and to see and compare and share good practise tips.”

Kingsthorn Primary

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

pshe Course delegate

“Fantastic course, great introduction to PSHE roles/responsibilities with little knowledge beforehand.”

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

Science subject leaders networking

Very Good course. Interactive and clear. Well presented and thorough!”

Headteacher