Access to Music

Access to Music

Our exciting new partnership with Live Music Now brings three new offers for 2022-23.

Be mesmerised on Musical Mondays, improve mental health and well-being with Including Me, and immerse your pupils in relaxed inclusive in-person visits.

Suitable for: KS1&2 | KS3,4&5 | SEND | Alternative Provision

Musical Mondays – live online webinar concerts

Cost: £120 for the concert series (£10 p/ performance for all children in your school)

Delivery Method: Zoom webinar (safe and secure)

Join Live Music Now and Cumberland and Westmorland & Furness Music Services for Musical Mondays, a monthly series of live online concerts streamed directly into the comfort of your school hall or classroom.

Musical Monday concerts are engaging, lively and educational, featuring a variety of world-class professional musicians from all backgrounds and genres.

  • Concerts are held as Zoom Webinars, a very safe way of holding an event online.
  • Only the musicians & Live Music Now host are visible on screen.
  • Say hello and engage with the musicians using the chat function, and ask them questions during the Q&A.
  • To get the most out of the experience, we recommend children at home watch the concert with a parent or carer if possible.
  • Following the session, we’ll send you ideas for follow-up activities that can be done in school or at home.
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2022-23 Dates

26 Sept | 31 Oct | 28 Nov | 12 Dec | 30 Jan | 27 Feb | 27 Mar | 24 Apr | 22 May | 26 Jun | 10 Jul

View the full programme

Including Me – online 1-1 sessions

Cost: Illustrated cost per session is £80 (includes set up fee and project management).
Music Services may be able to negotiate fee with LMN depending on number of schools and pupils involved.

Delivery Method: 1-2-1 sessions are delivered online via Zoom and last 45 minutes.

Including Me offers the potential to engage with isolated disabled children in mainstream schools, or pupils affected by Emotionally Based School Avoidance.

Including Me pairs a Live Music Now musician with a young person for a series of sessions, during which they explore musical performance, instruments, song-writing and improvisation using ‘shared screen’ accessible apps to encourage engagement and creativity. These sessions support children’s mental health and wellbeing – combating social isolation, boosting mood and resilience.

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“Many of our pupils would rarely be able to access live music outside of school due to the
nature of music venues and expectations of behaviour. Being exposed to live music,
particularly genres they would not normally see, is such an important part of their music
education. The chance to engage with live musicians in a musical performance and feel the
physical nature of music is indispensable as an experience”

Visits for Special Schools

Cost & Subsidy: LMN in-person visits are grant-funded for Special Schools* by Music Services from the
Music education Grant, and by LMN through grants and trust funds.
£300* per school (subject to 5 schools applying)

LMN concert tours can also travel to schools where pupils would benefit from a visit in rurally isolated areas or to schools with specialist SEN units. These events can be purchased at the full programme delivery cost of £600**
**Spaces maybe limited (dependant on demand by groups of 5 schools)

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Delivery Method: Live music visits to your school – choose 2 x 45 minute concerts, or 3 x 30 minute concerts to suit your pupils.

Live Music Now Musicians are touring Cumbria!

During this mini tour musicians will visit five schools  over three days providing concerts for your pupils to enjoy.

LMN musicians are inclusive music leaders, trained to adapt quickly to children’s needs. Liberated from strict roles of performer and audience, concerts become participatory in nature, with children encouraged to join in (though they often need no encouragement!) by singing, conducting, call-and-response and through musical games. Concerts are highly sensory experiences, with musicians engaging with children individually to demonstrate the instruments, their sounds and their vibrations. A diverse range of musical experiences from different traditions including classical, world music, jazz and folk will be experience