Cumberland Music Service

The Cumberland Music Service is a team of specialist music teachers providing schools and pupils with a wide range of musical experiences based upon modern teaching strategies.

Cumberland Music Service is a Traded Service within Cumberland Council.  The team of specialist music teachers provides schools and pupils with a wide range of musical experiences based upon modern teaching strategies.

Working in partnership with educational settings we aim to enable all children to experience and create music.

Working alongside our young people we provide an environment of inclusion and space for young people to discover their interests. By celebrating and embracing the backgrounds, heritage, language and traditions of all children we can broaden horizons and nurture children to develop their confidence, so that they can make informed decisions about the music and culture they consume and participate in and articulate why it has value to them.

What we offer

We deliver:

  • instrumental, vocal and music technology tuition in Primary and Secondary schools
  • expert classroom music curriculum support
  • a First Access (Wider Opportunities) programme for whole classes in Primary schools giving children their first experience of learning an instrument 
  • Music Technology delivery
  • an Instrument Lease Scheme which is available to any young person in Cumbria and an Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme for any young person taking lessons with one of our teachers
  • a programme of support and training for teachers and schools
  • support to schools in creating School Music Development plans
  • networking sessions for school Music Teachers/Co-ordinators

We work to:

  • inspire children and young people to develop a love of music through participation within and outside school 
  • develop and celebrate the talents of children and young people engendering a lifelong passion and desire to participate in musical and cultural events, opportunities and experiences 
  • enable children and young people to gain an appreciation of the contribution of different musical genres to culture and communities around the globe 
  • support educational settings to ensure all students receive a rich, interesting, and appropriately challenging music curriculum 

Find out more about our offers to schools on the Music Service website

Cumbria Music Hub

Cumberland Music Service is a completely separate entity from the Cumbria Music Hub.  The Cumbria Music Hub works with local, regional, and national partners, each committed to achieving the best possible music education for all children and young people. 

Cumberland Music Service is a major partner of the Cumbia Music Hub.  They collaborate to achieve the outcomes of the National Plan for Music Education, to support the delivery of the music curriculum, and to enable children and young people to engage and take part in musical activity. 

To find out what's going on across Cumbria, read the Cumbria Music Hub website.

Contact us

Cumberland Music Service enquiries: 01900 706086
Email: musicservice@cumberland.gov.uk