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Why work with Nottingham Music Service


We are funded by DfE via Arts Council England to lead Nottingham Music Hub and are nationally renowned for our creative and inclusive approach having, over the last 12 years, driven a massive 1,652% increase in numbers of young people learning music in the city, with those learning now closely matching the city’s demographic profile


Working with Nottingham Music Service you will work with:


 -an award-winning team whose work has featured as case studies of good practice at a

national level


-a service designed, managed and governed by a strong team of education

professionals with outstanding experience as:


• Classroom and instrumental teachers, heads of department and City Headteachers

• Ofsted inspectors and senior lecturers in music education in UK universities

• Published authors of numerous music education resources

• Principal examiner/adviser for GCE/A level exam boards

• Active performers, conductors, composers and arrangers


-leaders in the field of training for music educators, both through initial teacher

training and the new Certificate for Music Educators


-teaching staff benefitting from regular high quality CPD and dedicated to providing

the best possible musical experiences for all children in Nottingham City


-Excellent partnerships with the University of Nottingham, Music for Everyone,

Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Learning Trust and One Nottingham, providing

an integrated approach to music provision.

2014-15 Data

Last years data return showed some pretty impressive an exciting statistics for Nottingham Music Hub and Nottingham City Schools.


For Music Nottingham City is performing siginificantly above the national average in key areas:


-19.5% of the population learn an instrument.

(national average =15%)


-51% continue to play after their Whole Class Ensemble year.

(national average=26%)


-30% of those playing progress from beginner to NQF level 1.

(national average=18%)


A child at a primary school where Nottingham Music Hub is active is THREE times more likely to progress from beginner stage to Foundation Level 1 than a child in a school where the there is no direct music hub presence.


With over 400  students gaining a music medal or grade through city exam strategy in 2015, more young people in the city than ever before are gaining a music qualification.


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June 2017

28/06 - Creative ChalleNGe

Get creative with classical music with us in June!

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