Shropshire Music Service was founded in 1967 to provide specialist music support to schools in the county. We still fulfil that role today, and employ more than 40 highly skilled music teachers.
As a non-profit organisation, we are able to put quality, accessibility and service first, priding ourselves on delivering consistently excellent teaching.
Our work includes instrumental and curriculum music teaching, but also extends to hosting workshops, providing CPD, running ensembles, residential trips, and other annual events. We provide affordable instrument hire and help with lesson fees for those in challenging financial circumstances.
Staff are employed by the Music Service as professional teachers with an expertise in music. This provides job security and support, resulting in committed, high-quality teachers who love what they do.
Our teachers work within experienced teams to improve and refine each other's practice, and have the support of the wider organisation and it's management behind them. Schemes of work are developed internally and regularly updated to reflect the changing needs of students.
Safeguarding of children is a priority and all of our teachers benefit from regular training. Child protection awareness, first aid, attachment, trauma, and SEND are some of the regular sessions we run. Teachers are also subject to enhanced DBS checks, suitability to work checks, routine monitoring and performance management.
We are the lead partner in Shropshire Music Education Hub (SMEH).
About Shropshire Music Service
We are a registered Arts Award centre. Their mission is "to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification."
Arts Award’s Principles:
to offer learning and qualifications which support individual creative development in any setting
to place young people at the heart of the Arts Award process
to increase young people’s experience and understanding of arts practitioners and cultural organisations
to embrace new art forms and technologies
to reach the widest possible range of young people
The awarding body responsible for Arts Award is Trinity College London.