The GM Music Hub is an exciting and innovative partnership between local Music Services and regional and national partner organisations which has been set up to safeguard and develop the music education for children and young people across the Greater Manchester region.
Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan
To develop inspirational partnerships between local music services and regional music organisations which enable all children, including the most vulnerable, to enjoy high quality music making from the earliest beginnings and to access a broad range of coherent musical pathways, in and beyond school, which promote self-confidence, ambition and achievement
The GMMusicHub.co.uk will give each participating Music Service a host of new and innovative utilities that will allow direct and efficient communication, shared resources, events, parents and pupil support and many other multimedia projects.
These are just some of the plans for GMMusicHub.co.uk; it will be a huge resource for the Greater Manchester Music community!
There are currently nine Music Service Partners as well as leading Musical Organisations contributing to the hub.
For information and advice about how to access any of these musical opportunities please contact lead organisation, Bolton Music Service, who will deal with your enquiry.
Bolton Music Service
Bolton BL3 4NG
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Bolton Music Service is a thriving and dynamic organisation, providing high quality music services for schools, teachers, young people and their families. The service continues to grow year-on-year with an exciting range of local, regional and national partnerships, enabling more and more children to experience the benefits of making music.
We are committed to opening up new musical progression routes for all, and through our work as the lead organisation in the GM Music Hub this potential is becoming a reality. Our aim now is to harness resources through the Hub to enrich the lives of young people across the region.
Bury Metropolitan Borough closed its music service in 1993. Bury Music Service Ltd. was founded in the same year with the express intention of taking over the functions of the former service. It is now in its 20th year, and has provided music tuition and support to many thousands of Bury students during that period. The Company currently has a staff of 35 full and part time teachers, and offers a comprehensive range of teaching in Bury schools and colleges. Bury Music Centre operates weekly campus based ensemble activities, mainly at weekends, during term time.
The Oldham Music Service is committed to supporting and fulfi lling the musical aspirations of all young people living in the borough (in and out of school), and engaging people of all ages in a variety of exciting musical activities.
The Rochdale Music Service seeks to provide the opportunity and access to musical activities that meet the needs of individual schools and the wider community of the Borough of Rochdale
The Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) is part of Salford Community Leisure Limited and is commissioned by Salford City Council to provide Music, Dance and Drama tuition in schools across Salford. The Service also operates Arts Centres that involve activities and ensembles in a range of genres for both children and adults. MAPAS have always had strong partnership links with other services and organisations in particular the BBC Philharmonic through the relationship between the Orchestra and Salford City Council.
Stockport Music Service has been judged as offering “a very good, high quality music education that provides good value for money”* and believes that musical learning should motivate, enthuse and stimulate progress. The service is a trusted and respected organisation that works in partnership with local schools and parents, and believes that excellent music education should be a universal entitlement for all. The Stockport Singing Strategy, Wider Opportunities and Instrumental/Ensembles programmes operate as three intertwined strands that are built on the belief that the development of the “inner ear” is fundamental to on-going progress and enjoyment for all pupils. *(Music Service Evaluation Partner Report 2011)
Tameside Music Service provides a range of musical opportunities which are accessible to all children and young people, with progression, continuity and excellence being at the heart of the delivery. The Service delivers a range of instrumental and vocal tuition to individuals, small and large groups, and whole classes in all mainstream schools, special schools, PRUs and Early Years settings. Our mission statement is: ‘To develop a cohesive service throughout Tameside which caters for all needs by providing structured pathways from first access to Gifted and Talented and optimising opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with other providers whilst ensuring that musical experiences for children and young people are positive, fun and engaging.’
Trafford Music Service is committed to continuing to provide high quality music making opportunities for all children and young people in Trafford. As part of Trafford Council we are proud to be working in partnership with all Trafford Primary schools and an increasing number of secondary schools. As well as high-quality music making opportunities in schools, we offer out-of-hours opportunities and progression routes through our Music Centres and Youth Orchestras. We also target support to enable access to music making for our most vulnerable families. We are delighted to be part of the Greater Manchester Music Hub and look forward embracing the new opportunities it will bring to enhance the musical offer for all young people in our region
Serving 100% of schools in the borough of Wigan, the music service enriches the cultural experience of 6,500 pupils/students every week. The service is securely established on an agency style structure and provides work for 80+ freelance musicians and teachers from across Greater Manchester. Wigan Music service is renowned for its senior instrumental ensembles which have a long tradition of concert giving locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The service is truly an ambassador for the borough and the region and is proud to be a partner in the GM Music Hub.