Music Education Hubs in England Music Education Hubs were established in 2012 with Department for Education funding administered by Arts Council England (ACE). Last updated: 23 November 2020 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. Access a list of the 123 Music Hubs in England.