Services for schools - Hampshire Music Service

Hampshire Music Service

We are committed to giving every child a chance to participate, enjoy and achieve by making music together. We promote the highest quality learning opportunities through instrumental and vocal tuition, classroom support, workshops, youth ensembles and Listen2Me. Over 39,000 young people learn to play and sing with Hampshire Music Service every week.

Service features

  • Instrumental, vocal and classroom teaching at all Key Stages
  • Whole-class instrumental and vocal teaching at Key Stage 1 and 2
  • 72 area and county youth ensembles
  • Planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) cover
  • Specialist support for school ensembles
  • Curriculum inspection and advice at all Key Stages
  • Curriculum support for music managers in schools
  • After-school music club provision
  • World music workshops
  • Award scheme for gifted and talented students
  • Resources loan
  • Locality vocal and recorder festivals
  • Support for rock bands
  • Large-scale cluster events for groups of schools
  • Partnership events with professional orchestras, such as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Professional development for school staff

Benefits to schools

  • High quality music service committed to supporting schools and children
  • HMS staff are on Teachers’ Pay and Conditions and complement school curriculum
  • Wide range and breadth of services and expertise
  • Staff supported by quality professional development and performance review
  • Consistency of approach with well-resourced programmes and provision
  • Strong links with schools and across Children’s Services
  • Expert practitioners
  • Value for money
  • Long track record of working successfully with Hampshire schools


Hampshire Music Service

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