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Music Education Hubs (England)

Background to the current set up

On this page you will find information about:

  • Background to Music Hubs organizations
  • List of all Music Hubs in England
  • What Hubs are and how they work

Music Education Hubs were established in 2012 with Department for Education funding administered by Arts Council England (ACE).

Access a list of the 123 Music Hubs in England.

Within each local authority there is a lead Hub organisation and this is usually the music service. The Hubs must ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing, learn a musical instrument and benefit from rewarding musical experiences.

The Hub comprises key local organisations concerned with young people's music learning, such as schools, community groups and arts organisations.

Some Hubs have put aside a budget for commissioning work, but it should be borne in mind that most Hubs have a core of teachers from the music service who deliver the functions associated with the funding.

Teachers' Toolkit

MU 2017 Education Report (PDF 179.99 bytes file opens in new window)

Musicians Union Hub Report 2016 (PDF 183.58 bytes file opens in new window)

The National Plan for Music Education - The impact on the workforce 2015 (PDF 162.98 bytes file opens in new window)

MU Education Hubs Report 2014 (PDF 175.32 bytes file opens in new window)