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Why choose us?

Tuition 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 / School Music Development Plan (SMDP)

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.

All schools should create their own School Music Development Plan (SMDP). More information on how we can support with this can be found here.

Singing Strategy

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.

Support for Schools

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

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KS1 Strategy Doc

Barnsley Music Hub Key Stage 2 Singing Strategy Front Cover Image

KS2 Strategy Doc

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Singing Strategy Support Pack

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Sparkyard (1000+ songs with backings)


Barnsley Youth Choir: Free KS2 Singing Workshops

Support Documents

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Model Music Curriculum (DfE)

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National Curriculum Music KS1 & 2

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National Curriculum Music KS3

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BMEH Quality Assurance Framework

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Music Mark - 

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music

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The Power of music to change lives: A National Plan for Music Education

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Oak National Academy: Music Curriculum

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The Power of music to change lives: Link to Resources

Useful Documents

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Barnsley Music Service:

Lesson Booking Form

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Barnsley Music Service:

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

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Barnsley Music Service:
Charges to schools 2023/24

Funding for Schools

The following organisations may be able to support schools with funding for musical instruments or special projects.


They all have their own criteria for funding and enquiries should be directed towards the individual organisation.


You can find out more by clicking on the logos.

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