Make this Year a Musical Year at Your School With Services For Education’s Brand NEW Music Provision

New Year, new music provision at Services For Education. We spent the end of last year talking to our customers in schools in Birmingham to find out what kind of things YOU want from your music service.  So this year we’re introducing some truly fantastic services that we’re sure you will love. This includes:

  • CPD for music teachers and school leaders
  • Specialist workshops and music tuition for children
  • Performance and accompanists for all sorts of school events.

Browse our new offer below.

music tuition and workshops for children

music tuition and workshops for children

CPD for music teachers

performances & accompanists

HOW TO BOOK

You can find out more about, and book, our music provision by clicking on the relevant images above.

If you would like to make a booking of a specific service, you will need to complete our initial booking form. This will be sent through to our music project lead. They will get in touch with you using the contact details submitted and discuss your requirements, including price, dates and times. When you are happy, the order will become confirmed and your booking will be secured.

If you would like to find out more about any of our new services, please contact us here. 

testimonials

‘During the absence of my HOD on her maternity leave, I became a one person department (with the only other member of staff being a geography teacher to cover music lessons I couldn’t fit on my timetable), I asked Emily to help me moderate some GCSE composition work to have another qualified teaching musician look at the coursework. I found this incredibly helpful being a one person department as it meant that I was able to bounce ideas back and fourth with Emily ensuring I was able to give constructive feedback back to the student and mark the coursework accurately.’

Lauren Shaw, Teacher of Music, Swanhurst School

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“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for you work in creating two flash mobs at Washwood Heath Academy. One with the National Youth Orchestra and one of your own making. The response from the school was overwhelmingly positive, with students and staff alike commenting on what a positive, exciting and fun atmosphere it created. Since both of the flash mobs the interest in Asian Drumming has skyrocketed, especially with the girls in our school, something that previously hadn’t happened. Just wanted to say a massive thank you and I hope that we can continue with more performances at lunch time and breaktime over the next year!”

Nathan Spooner – Head of Music – Washwood Heath Academy

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“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.”

Maria Aldred – Deputy Head Teacher – Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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“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?!”

Sophie Fleming – Year 2 Music Co-Ordinator – Colmore Junior School

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“I just want to say thank you for investing again to allow year 7 pupils in Birmingham to experience a performance from the CBSO. I took 115 girls on Monday from Bordesley Green, and have to say that the overwhelming response was incredibly positive, and many have been asking to listen to some of the pieces again in lessons. They were also inspired by Mirga, whose energy certainly makes her a role model in the classical world for girls to aspire to emulate. Thanks again, keep up the great work.”

Des Wilson – Head of Music – Bordesley Green Girls School

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“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!”

Matt O’Neill – Assistant Head – Baskerville School

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“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.”

Debbie Poole – Class Teacher – Baskerville School

what else do we offer?

Services For Education provide a range of music courses and CPD opportunities. Browse our music offer below or visit our website.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing Music Workshops

£500.00
Free Trial
£35.00
£35.00
FREE
FREE
£15.00
NEW
£56.00
NEW

Curriculum Area Training

Charanga Training for School Staff

£140.00
NEW

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing Music Workshops

£500.00
Free Trial
£35.00
£35.00
FREE
FREE
£15.00
NEW
£56.00
NEW

Curriculum Area Training

Charanga Training for School Staff

£140.00
NEW

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing Music Workshops

£500.00
Free Trial
£35.00
£35.00
FREE
FREE
£15.00
NEW
£56.00
NEW

Curriculum Area Training

Charanga Training for School Staff

£140.00
NEW

Our advisers can also work with you to deliver bespoke training sessions to meet your specific needs. To discuss your training requirements please email hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk

about services for education

Services For Education are a multi-award-winning music and school support provider based in Birmingham. We work with schools and educational institutions across the country to improve teaching and music provision from Primary through to Higher Education. We are a not-for-profit organisation and provide a variety of valuable music projects for children. You can find out more on our website.

Birmingham Awards - Services For Education - Music Service

CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION AWARD WINNERS 2018

Music Teacher Awards For Excellence Logo - Services For Education

MUSIC EDUCATION COUNCIL MAJOR AWARD WINNERS 2018

BEST DIGITAL INNOVATION/ DIGITAL CREATIVITY FINALIST 2016

MEET THE TEAM

Head of the Music Service, Services For Education

Stuart joined Birmingham Music Service in 1991, prior it to becoming the charity Services For Education, as a brass teacher, then Advanced Skills teacher and following that Assistant Head to the Music Service. He became Interim Head in 2018 and Head of Service in 2019.

A musician himself – he plays the tuba as well as being Conductor of Music Society Brass Band at the University of Birmingham – Stuart graduated from the Birmingham School of Music in 1991. Since then, he has worked as an instrumental brass teacher and instructor in addition to conducting around the globe.

The Music Service works across 384 of the city’s schools, teaching music to 38,000 children. It also provides 28,000 musical instruments free-of-charge – believed to be the largest free provision in the country. It is thought to be the only music service in the country to offer a world music department to schools, so the reach accurately reflects the diversity of the city’s school population

“This is one of the most exciting roles in music in Birmingham and it is a privilege to lead a dedicated team of teachers and staff dedicated to enabling more children to enjoy music.

We face challenges of course, but our focus of bringing music to the lives of more children and adults in Birmingham is a passion that we know delivers long-term benefits.” Stuart Birnie

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Deputy Head of the Music Service, Services For Education

Adam graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (formerly Birmingham Conservatoire) in 2008 with a BMus (Hons) degree where he studied classical guitar with Mark Ashford and Mark Eden. Upon graduation, Adam completed a PGCE in Primary Education at Birmingham City University and has since worked as a peripatetic music teacher and is currently Deputy Head of Music Service at Services For Education.

He has also worked as an External Examiner at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and coordinates and lectures on music education modules at both Birmingham City University and The University of Birmingham. In June 2019, Adam was awarded Honorary Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in recognition of his work in the field of music education. Adam is active as a conductor and ensemble director through his work with the Birmingham Schools’ Training Guitar Ensemble and the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.

Adam Hickman - Deputy Head of Music

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Deputy Head of the Music Service, Services For Education

Charlotte began her musical career as a County musician in Nottinghamshire where, as part of the Music Service, she studied Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin and Piano. She studied Clarinet under the expert guidance of Colin Cortney from 1998-2001 before gaining a scholarship to study under Hale Hambleton at Trinity College of Music from 2001-2005. Charlotte also studied conducting with Gregory Rose and Peter Stark from 2003-2005.

Charlotte joined Services For Education in September 2014 as Head of Woodwind and enjoyed five years leading a vibrant department and teaching across the city.  She was appointed Deputy Head of Music Service and Head of Ensembles in September 2019 and led a busy concert season including working with Nicola Benedetti and Jess Gillam before leading the ensemble system into the digital age to maintain provision throughout the pandemic. She was the inaugural recipient of the Music and Drama Education Awards Gold Star Award in March 2021 for ‘formidable impact and reach, with a remarkable ambition and vision’.

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Deputy Head of the Music Service, Services For Education

Paul Douglas is the Head of the SFE Music School, and Deputy Head of SFE Music Service. He joined the Music Service in 2006 as a Keyboard, Piano and Brass teacher. He has conducted various ensembles and was SFE’s Head of Ensembles from 2014-2019.

As well as being involved in numerous recording and live music projects over the last 35 years, Paul has had various books and educational music published.

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