Why choose us?
High quality music service offer
Options for individuals, groups, schools, and the wider community
Tuition on a wide range of instruments
Tuition for singers and those wishing to develop vocal ability
Access to a wide range of musical activities, including ensembles, workshops and masterclasses
Instrument hire at reasonable rates
Fully DBS checked and highly qualified tutors
Regular performance management
Diligent and organised approach to ensure that all teaching is high quality
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Support for Schools
Key Stage 2 Whole Class
One of Barnsley Music Hub’s key objectives is to provide whole class ensemble tuition projects (WCET) for KS2 classes, where children can learn to play a variety of instruments alongside their entire class in school. These projects are primarily delivered by the hub’s lead organisation Barnsley Music Service. Schools are loaned instruments for these projects, and are given the opportunity to take part in a celebration performance in a professional venue at the end of the year.
Key Stage 1 Musicianship
KS1 projects offer full classes of pupils the opportunity to develop key musical skills for the future. They primarily use the voice, but also descant recorder and/or classroom percussion. These projects embrace the Kodaly approach and philosophy of music teaching through a methodical, systemic approach promoting good general musicianship and skills.
Group/Individual Music Lessons
The hub offers music lessons to small groups and individuals seeking to learn an instrument. If you have children in your school who would like to explore this further, we would recommend that you direct them to the ‘What do you want to learn?’ page of this website. This has been designed for the children themselves to explore what type of instrument they might wish to learn.
CPD opportunities / Schools’ Music Education Plan (SMEP)
To supplement the specialist teaching that we offer, the hub delivers CPD sessions to enhance the skills of your own staff. Our CPD sessions are designed to build confidence in teaching staff who may not have a formal musical background.
Our Schools' Music Education Plan (SMEP) offers bespoke support to schools to aid development of curricular and extra curricular provision.
Schools can book an online or face to face meeting by emailing email@example.com.
As part of our role as a music education hub, we are committed to helping schools in the borough to develop 'a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.’
Click the images below to view the relevant Singing Strategy documents for either KS1 or KS2 and to access other resources and opportunities.
KS1 Strategy Doc
KS2 Strategy Doc
Singing Strategy Support Pack
Sparkyard (1000+ songs with backings)
Support Tracks for Music & Mindfulness