Music hubs (North-West England)

Resonate (Liverpool Music Education Hub)

+44 (0)151 235 1640

180 Great Homer Street, Liverpool L5 5AF, United Kingdom

North-West England

Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Hub, funded by Arts Council England, operates as a gateway for Liverpool’s young musicians. Over 13,000 pupils in Liverpool have regular access to outstanding music opportunities which will impact on their lives and enhance the city.

Resonate is a partnership of organisations, led by Notre Dame Catholic College. They are committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education, working with schools and organisations to make young people’s music in Liverpool outstanding.

Notre Dame Catholic College is delighted to lead this development together with a group of Foundation Partners who each have membership of the Management Board.

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Blackpool Music Service

+44 (0)1253 476767

Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool FY4 4PH, United Kingdom

North-West England

Formed in 2002, Blackpool Music Service is a nationally respected, financially self-sufficient, customer led service which, according to the Federation of Music Services provides ‘outstanding value for money’.

In September 2012 the service was offered Music Education Hub status. This has ensured future Department of Education grants until 2016 and an expansion of our services, partners, inspirational events and, enjoyable music-making for all Blackpool children.

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Accent Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1925 442097

East Annexe, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH United Kingdom

North-West England

Accent Music Education Hub aims to ensure that every child aged 5 -18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (in addition to voice) through whole class ensemble teaching programmes.

They also aim to provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early age, ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people, develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly, and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are availabe in the area.

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St Helens Music Education Hub Partnership

+44 (0)1744 677946

c/o Queen Park C of EU Rc Primary School, St Helens WA10 4NQ, UK

North-West England

The St.Helens Music Education Hub Partnership is responsible for the local delivery of the National Plan for Music Education.

Funding to deliver the National Plan for Music Education comes from the Department for Education and is managed by Arts Council England.

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Manchester Youth Music Education Hub

+44 (0)844 967 1116

PO Box 532, Manchester M60 2LA, United Kingdom

North-West England

Manchester Youth Music Education Hub wants to inspire, facilitate and support the next generation to learn about, take part in and enjoy music and singing throughout their lives.

The hub aims to ensure that there is a coherent and high-quality musical journey for all young people to engage with so that everyone has the opportunity to get involved.

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Blackburn with Darwen Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1254 666444

Witton CLC, Blackburn BB1 6TD, United Kingdom

North-West England

Music Hub is a partnership between organisations who have come together to provide high-quality music making opportunities for the children and young people of Blackburn and Darwen. 

Their vision is simple – high-quality music opportunities, accessible for all. The lead organisation is Blackburn with Darwen Music Service, which is part of Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Other partners include the BBC, More Music in Morecambe and Manchester Camerata, Blackburn Youth Zone, Blackburn with Darwen Young People’s Service, Blackburn Cathedral, and The Hallé. Their vision is simple – high-quality music opportunities, accessible for all.


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Cumbria Music Hub

+44 (0)1228 226 846

Cumbria Music Service, The Parkhouse Building, Baron Way, Kingmoor Business Park, Carlisle CA6 4SJ, United Kingdom

North-West England

Cumbria Music Hub is a partnership that brings together local organizations from right across Cumbria to deliver the best music education for children and young people.

The hub works with partners to create joined up, high-quality music education in and out of school, getting the most from government funding for music education for young people in Cumbria.

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Greater Manchester Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1204 333533

Bolton Music Services, Bolton Music Centre, Bolton BL3 4NG, United Kingdom

North-West England

The GM Music Hub is an exciting an 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.

Their mission is 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,
school, which promotes self-confidence, ambition, and achievement.

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Lancashire Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1257 234450

Lancashire Music Service, Chorley PR7 1QR, United Kingdom

North-West England

Lancashire Music Hub is a network of people and organisations working together to champion music education and make sure that all children and young people in the county get access to music making and learning that’s right for them.

Lancashire Music Hub is led by Lancashire Music Service, the County Council’s music education service; More Music, a leading community music organisation based in Morecambe; Charanga, award-winning developers of online music education resources; and David Ashworth, locally-based and nationally-respected music technology consultant.

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Love Music Trust (Sandbach/Cheshire East Music Education Hub)

+44 (0)7760 991377

Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS, UK

North-West England

Love Music Trust is the lead partner and fund holder for the music education hub for Sandbach/Cheshire East.

The partnership is charged by The Arts Council to help every child (5-18 years old) to have the opportunity to discover and develop their musical abilities.

As a hub they are about much more than delivering music lessons; they find ways of making the grant funding that is available for Cheshire East work really hard for the children so that they have rich, wide and high-quality musical opportunities.

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Musical Routes (Wirral with Cheshire West and Chester Music Education Hub)

+44 (0)845 557 6315

Professional Excellence Centre, Bromborough CH62 7BZ, United Kingdom

North-West England

Musical Routes is the music education Hub for Wirral with Cheshire West and Chester and is led by the two local authority music services working in partnership.

Musical Routes is an umbrella organization, working to coordinate music education and activities to ensure our children access to as many opportunities for music making as possible. The Hub combines Arts Council funding with funding from schools, parents and other sources of non-public funding to deliver a wide range of music education across the area.

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SKY – Sefton and Knowsley Music Education Hub

+44 (0)151 934 3933

Central Music Centre, Redgate, Formby L37 4EW, United Kingdom

North-West England

Sefton Council and Knowsley Council Music Hubs joined together to create the new Sefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub in July 2016.

The hub is working to develop the range and quality of music education for children and young people across the two areas. For example, sharing expertise from each area, broadening the range of opportunities for children and young people and improving the support, training and resources available to teachers in schools.

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