Entrust Music Service Staffordshire (Lead Partner)

Riverway Centre

Stafford, ST16 3TH

musicservice@entrust-ed.co.uk 0333 300 1900

Staffordshire | Stoke-on-Trent | Telford & Wrekin

The Music Partnership (formerly called North West Midlands Music Education Hub or NWMMEH) is a group of the region’s leading quality music education providers. We are committed to ensuring all young people can sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir. 

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The National Plan for Music Education

Core Roles


  • Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.

  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.

  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.

  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.


Extension Roles


  • Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.

  • Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.

  • Provide access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.