About us

Supporting music education In Shropshire

For over 50 years, Shropshire Music Service have been providing, developing, and supporting high-quality music education throughout the county. We employ more than 40 highly skilled music teachers who work in partnership with schools, parents, and carers to ensure that every child and young person has the opportunity to access and progress in music-making

As a non-profit organisation, we're 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 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 its 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're the lead partner in Shropshire Music Education Hub (SMEH). 

Our 2023-24 schools’ brochure outlines the many ways in which we can support musical opportunities inside and outside of your classrooms. Our range of services in schools is supported by our fully-subsidised ensembles, delivered around the county and designed to support learning and progression.

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Arts Award

We're 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.

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We're proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey.

By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.


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