We believe that all children and young people in Nottingham should have the rewarding and inspiring experience of making music with others. Our mission is to facilitate these life-enhancing and confidence-building experiences that equip children and young people with perseverance, self-belief and a life-long love of music.
Music is an inherently positive activity for all children and young people – it is proven to reach and develop parts of the brain like nothing else, however there are significant differences between the music experiences that children from higher social grades and those from poorer backgrounds receive – sustained progressive music education is still the preserve of children born to wealthier parents.
Nottingham Music Service (NMS) started work in 2002 when few city schools had any tradition of children learning instruments.
We will work to ensure that all children in Nottingham have a chance to learn to play a musical instrument during class tuition in their primary schools and that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles right up to Key Stage 5. We also work hard to increase the range and diversity of genres of music that young people can become involved in making, reflecting the vibrant and diverse city we work in.
We are the lead partner of the Nottingham Music Hub and part of MEHEM (Music Education Hubs East Midlands).
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Paul Roberts (Chair)
Pollie Shorthouse (Vice Chair)
David Wesker (Treasurer)
Chief Executive Officer – Ian Burton
POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS
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