Group Music Making in School

Group Music Making in School

Create a sense of belonging and community, and enhance wellbeing with school music groups.

Suitable for: (EYFS) /KS1-2 / KS3-5 / Alternative Provision / SEND

Cost & subsidy:

  • £48.18 p/45 min session
  • Additional time can be bought: 15 minutes @ £12

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Sessions are delivered by specialist tutors from the Music Service or we can support you so that over time you can run your own sessions. We can also broker partnerships with other organisations (costs agreed separately) to offer the broadest range of group music making experiences for pupils.

Music benefits the wider life of the school, and so each should have a choir and aspire to having an orchestra or large scale ensemble.


Talk to us about developing*:

  • Singing Clubs / Choirs | Orchestra / Wind Band / Brass Band | Folk Groups | Contemporary Music Groups | Music Tech / Music Production Groups | Percussion Ensembles – Samba / Djembe | Gamelan Orchestra (using our Javanese Gamelan)
  • Conductive Orchestra: Music and Coding with Rapberry Pi
  • Inclusive Music Groups (and help to source instruments, e.g. adaptive instruments) to enable SEND pupils to engage in group music making
  • Anything that your pupils want that we can help to provide (please let us know what is wanted)
    *offer subject to tutor / partnership availability

Programme Delivery

  • Session length 45 mins (additional time can be bought)
  • 10 sessions per term (minimum)
  • Minimum booking of one term
  • Target age Range, KS1 – KS5 (groups appropriately organised for age-ranges)
  • Celebration performance for the school community
  • Organising school to assist with safety of children on site and lone-worker arrangements for out-of-school-hours activity

The National Plan for Music Education advocates for every school to have a choir and large-scale ensemble available for pupils to join, supporting children to be involved in place-based activity within or close to the geographical area where they live.

The National Plan also acknowledges that where schools and hubs work in partnership, we can ensure that what schools offer and what the hub offers complement each other, providing for different needs and providing routes of progression.

If not offered already, have you considered how to develop Vocal, Instrumental, and Creative Group music making opportunities for your pupils? This could either be as an individual school, or a consortium of schools joining together in one area.

From school groups pupils can progress to take part in area ensembles, county, and national music groups, taking this experience back into school to support their school ensembles and be an inspirational role model for younger pupils.