The Music Service

Working with young people, schools and a number of strategic partners, we aim to enable, enhance and enrich the music education available to students in and around Birmingham.

All of our staff members are screened, qualified and receive regular training to ensure that we provide the very best service, every time.

Our teachers have been handpicked for their passion and drive when it comes to delivering a high-quality music service. This enables us to provide a unique and valuable offer to children and young people.

Services For Education Music Service is the lead organisation for the Birmingham Music Education Partnership (BMEP) which deploys the central government funding to extend and coordinate music education provision for all reporting to Arts Council England.

Upcoming events

What makes us special?

what do we offer?

Music in Schools

Our team can visit, teach music and provide other support in schools and nurseries

Concerts

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

SFE Music School

Music lessons in a variety of different instruments, in Birmingham

Ensembles

Free ensembles and performances for children and young people in Birmingham

Exams

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

Music Resources

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

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

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

Marie Lowndes – HEAD OF MUSIC

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your amazing contribution to the Lordswood Music Launch Assembly on Friday. The pupils loved it and the staff were incredibly positive about it and the fact that Music has returned. You were all so friendly, fantastic and the pupils loved having the opportunity to have a go on the instruments. A lot of them were very excited afterwards.”

Lordswood Boys’ School

Catherine Harborne – Parent

“I have been meaning to contact you for weeks to say a big thank you to you and the Music Service for everything you have done to encourage and help Elly develop her love of music, orchestral playing and the cello. I am so impressed with the Service and how encouraging they are in helping our young people to become music lovers and I certainly think that if Elly hadn’t become involved with the Music service from a young age that she wouldn’t be studying music now. I took her to the Royal Welsh in Cardiff last week and so far she is absolutely loving it, and I’m sure she will continue to thrive and happily continue her musical career there. I just wanted to thank you for everything.