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Learning to play an instrument

Find out how your child can learn to sing or to play a musical instrument, with a range financial bursaries and instrumental loans available to support tuition.

Wider Opportunities – Booking open!

Book your programme for 2021-22

Our 30-week programmes of whole class instrumental teaching, delivered by specially trained teachers, can be a valuable part of your school’s recovery plan

Silent Singing Projects

An exciting alternative to singing using Makaton signs, supporting schools to experience the benefits of singing whilst extra control measures are in place

Taiko Tigers

Big drums, big sticks, big smiles! Bespoke Japanese-style drumming workshops for special schools

Music Teaching SOS

CPD for KS1 and 2 teachers and teaching assistants

A modular CPD course designed to build the confidence of non-specialist teachers to deliver the National Curriculum for Music

Engagement opportunities for schools

Music provision, opportunities and information for all schools across Derby and Derbyshire.

Take 5 - supporting schools' recovery curriculum

issue #3 now available

Take 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week and enjoy music | Re-engage with learning and build confidence with our series of short activities to encourage working together back in the classroom.

Music at Home

We have put together activities for each stage of education that could be done at home to enable musical learning to continue during times pupils may be self-isolating or not attending school.

Music-making ensembles, groups and choirs

Regular musical activities in Derby and Derbyshire for all young musicians.

City & County ensembles

Three large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.