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Nottinghamshire Music Education Hub works with numerous schools and partner organisations to deliver exciting music making opportunities for children and young people aged 5-18 years in Nottinghamshire.

Updated 1.4.20

Throughout the Corvid-19 lockdown period Inspire Music will be offering instrumental and vocal lessons via the Zoom online platform plus access to FREE music teaching resources for Early Years to Key Stage 4.


FREE for Nottinghamshire maintained and academy schools

Get FREE resources, weekly videos and worksheets for children aged 3-16 on our Inspire Music Resources pages.

Access is via a password, please register for FREE here:

PARENTS:  Sign-up for FREE resources for EYFS - K4 here: FREE Music Resources Registration Form for Parents

SCHOOL:   Sign-up for FREE resources for EYFS - K4 here: FREE Music Resources Registration Form for Schools


Request online music lessons led by our Inspire Music teaching staff

Inspire Music can offer one-to-one instrumental and vocal lessons via the Zoom online platform.

Please sign up here, including details on pricing and our online safeguarding policy:

PARENTS:  Sign-up here for online lessons for your childOnline Registration Form For Parents

SCHOOLS:  Please email us re: online music lessons here:  nottsmusichub@inspireculture.org.uk




Whole Class Ensemble Teaching in school  *suspended during the Corvid-19 period*

We receive funding  which allows us to offer maintained schools and academies provide a free opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument as part of a whole-class ensemble for a minimum of a term in Nottinghamshire maintained schools and academies.  Please contact our WCET coordinator to book a FREE term for your school:  call the Inspire Music team on 0115 977 3287 or email imt@inspireculture.org.uk

Singing & vocal development support in school  *suspended during the Corvid-19 period*

Primary Singing 

We fund a countywide primary Singing Hub Schools network, with link schools in Ashfield, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Rushcliffe (we're working on Broxtowe and Bassetlaw!). Get fuller details on our Singing: Primary Phase page here and read how they  work with their area primaries to support the development of singing strategies. 

Secondary Singing

Through our partnership with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) and the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham we can support your school choir's vocal development,  provide exciting performance platforms for your singers and  an opportunity for them to surpass their own expectations. Our annual programme of vocal development workshop  and performance opportunities are led by their artistic director, their professional tutors and their Fellowship singers.  NYCGB lead in school workshops in spring and autumn terms, with performance opportunities in late spring and at Christmas. For a flavour of what we do, watch our inspirational partnership film 'Getting Schools Singing' here https://youtu.be/uTSP5vtghH0

Learn more about our Secondary Singing Strategy work in Notttinghamshire here:

Music CPD for Primary and Secondary teachers in school *suspended during the Corvid-19 period*

We also offer teacher CPD opportunities via our Primary and Secondary Music CPD Network run by our partner The Minster School, Southwell.  Our supportive termly network days are a chance for teachers to explore best practice in music education from a national and local perspective. Activities are tailored to meet the specific learning needs of participants.

Music Professional Partners

Inspire Youth Artsbased at The Old Library, Mansfield, deliver numerous workshops, studio sessions and inspiring performance opportunities year round., with encouragement and support for all abilities. Rock School, Able Orchestra, Singer-Songwriter Academy... we have it covered.

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (see our Secondary Singing Strategy page)

National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain have been working with our secondary schools on their NYO Young Promoters project and NYO Play the School days since 2017. Our 2019-20 school will be Queen Elizabeth's, Mansfield.

Arts Award 

Music Hub funding allows us to support schools with pupils wanting to achieve Arts Awards. Discover costs may be covered 100%, while Explore at a heavily subsided rate. Our Arts Award templates are accessible via our dedicated Arts Award page. Please click here for further details.



Digital Music Resources from Charanga

Charanga provide our digital music offer. Their suite of programmes include; Musical School (Primary), VIP Studio Sessions (Secondary) and Music Professional (Instrumental Teacher). All are designed to provide excellent classroom resources which support the new music curriculum. Nottinghamshire maintained and academy school receive a subsidised quote, as this resource is financially supported by ACE / DfE funding.


FREE for Nottinghamshire maintained and academy schools

Get FREE resources, weekly videos and worksheets for children aged 3-16 on our new Inspire Music Resources pages.

Access is via a password, please register for FREE here:

PARENTS:  Sign-up for FREE resources for EYFS - K4 here: FREE Music Resources Registration Form for Parents SCHOOL:   Sign-up for FREE resources for EYFS - K4 here: FREE Music Resources Registration Form for Schools



If you have any questions about our opportunities, please email us at nottsmusichub@inspireculture.org.uk.