Music In Schools

We support schools, academies and communities with an emphasis on enjoyment, progression and personal achievement.

Music Services in schools

One Education Music provides high quality music lessons in singing and on a wide range of instruments. 

Children Learning Ukulele

Our experienced music leaders deliver expertly planned lessons from beginner to advanced levels which are available for any age group, or size of group, including SEND pupils. 

We also promote opportunities to perform both in school and at other venues.

For more information about any of our services, please contact the Music Team

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School Music Support includes:

Out-of-school music support takes place at our Music Centres.

Free balalaika workshops


Weekly Music Lessons and Ensemble Support:

We offer a range of instrumental and vocal tuition, as well as providing ensemble leadership and support. Our experienced music leaders deliver expertly planned lessons from beginner to advanced levels which are available for any age group, or size of group, including SEND pupils. 

Students can learn instruments from the following selection:

  • Brass - trumpet, cornet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba
  • Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Woodwind - flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, recorder, tin whistle
  • Guitar - acoustic, electric, bass, ukulele option for large groups
  • Vocal - rock, pop, gospel, classical (lessons, choirs, assemblies)
  • Keyboard - piano, keyboard, individual and small groups up to eight
  • Rock Music - drum kit, keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Percussion - african drums, samba, bodhran, congos, drum kit, orchestral tuned
  • World Music - steelband, russian, irish, african, samba
  • Music Technology - KS2, KS3, KS4 including assistive music technology
  • Curriculum Music - EYFS, SEND, KS1-4 including GCSE, BTEC, A level support

Read this short article about how students have been inspired and empowered through the opportunity to learn from our full range of instruments via one of our music centres. 

For scheduling enquiries please call James Lyons on 0844 967 1116 or fill out the form below.

Musician In Residence

Children Working With A Musician In ResidenceDelivering a creative music curriculum and raising the profile of music in your school. Enjoy a music specialist in your school from half a day to two full days, who can plan and deliver high quality music lessons in school which enhance and support the new curriculum.

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Events and Courses

Music Event ConcertOne Education Music are proud to showcase a wide range of musical and vocal events for young people, schools and families. This includes performances at prestigious venues such as the Royal Northern College of Music, the Bridgewater Hall, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Cathedral and a variety of concert venues.

As the lead delivery partner for Manchester Youth Music Education Hub (MyHub), One Education Music are commissioned to develop and lead several large-scale performance events. 

Annual events include a Black History Month Vocal celebration, termly Singarounds, the Big Sing, the Irish Music Festival and Music Showcase.

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Choir Singing in SchoolOne Education provide vocal tuition and choir support in a range of genres to enable children and young people to extend, develop and use their vocal skills. We also support staff in schools to deliver singing with professional development opportunities and events such as our annual singarounds.

Singing has several physical and mental health benefits including increasing confidence and self-esteem, a sense of community and belonging, improving posture and developing core muscles and reducing levels of stress.

Call Jo Buckler on 0844 967 1116 for more information or get in touch via the form below.

Music Training and In-School Audits

One Education Music leaders deliver curriculum-focused training for colleagues in your school. Our support covers the following key areas and is available to primary, secondary, special schools and academies.

Bespoke music training packages, staff meetings, school music audits, support for art and music co-ordinators.

Please call Jo Buckler on 0844 967 1116 for more information or fill out our contact form below.

Sally Burston Headteacher, Delamere School

“Extremely creative, dynamic, always working towards empowering the class teacher, fostering confidence and enthusiasm.”

Polkadots / Early Years Music

Fun musical sessions for young children in nursery, reception and years 1 & 2

Polkadots Early Years MusicPolkadots sessions are fun music and movement sessions for young children, giving them the opportunity to make and experience music with others. They include singing, playing percussion instruments, moving to music, using puppets and playing as a group.

Polkadots helps to develop: musical skills, social skills and turn taking, language, literacy and communication skills, numeracy through counting songs and games, physical and creative development, memory and concentration.

How can I set up a Polkadots class at my school?

In order to set up a Polkadot class at your school you need to a teacher of teaching assistant who is willing to lead the group and up to 15 children who wish to become Polkadots!

Full training will be given, along with planning material, termly meetings and support visits.

For more information, call Jo Buckler on 0844 967 1116 or enquire below

Marion Ridd Parent of a child attending Polkadots at a Music Centre

“Polkadots really helped improve my son’s confidence. He was a shy five year old and the small class size and positive atmosphere really helped him to come out of his shell and begin to socialise with other children more.”

Music Technology

Key stage 2 iPad projects, Key Stage 3/4 weekly tuition including GCSE / BTEC support.

music-technology-lessonWe deliver a series of workshops to enrich your creative curriculum and meet one of the aspirations of the new music curriculum - to introduce music technology in primary school.

Music technology is an accessible way of making music which often inspires children to get into different styles of music in addition to improving study skills and developing confidence.

music-technology-ipadThe workshops give staff and children lots of practical advice to help develop an understanding of music technology including:

  • An introduction to music making and editing software using Garage Band
  • Ideas of how to incorporate music technology into cross-curricular work and activities you can use in the classroom
  • How to record sounds and voices, create loops, chords and melodies
  • How to make up a song, theme tune or soundtrack – could be linked to drama / story telling / video work

We also offer bespoke support for staff in SEND settings. 

School Governor? Read 'Music Education, a guide for governors'.

This document suggests questions to ask your governing body about music values, opportunities, resources, teaching and partnerships in your school. It has been produced through the partnership working of Music Mark, Arts Council England and the National Governors' association. 

For more information on any of our music services, please complete our contact form or call Lindsay Thomas on 0844 967 1111.

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