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Music Education Hubs

Music Education Hubs are groups of organisations – such as local authorities, schools, other hubs, art organisations, community or voluntary organisations – working together to create joined-up music education provision, respond to local need and fulfil the objectives of the Hub, as set out in the National Plan for Music Education.

Music Education Hubs work collectively to ensure that all children and young people can discover the power of music both inside and outside the classroom, providing opportunities for them to:

  • learn a musical instrument
  • learn to sing
  • create their own music
  • make music with others as part of ensembles, bands, and choirs
  • access inspirational performances and musical experiences 
  • progress their musical interests and potential through local opportunities and by connecting with national opportunities and provision

Music Education Hubs also support schools, teachers, and the music education workforce, by providing CPD, networking, and training.

Hubs are coordinated by the Hub lead organisation, which takes on responsibility for the funding and governance of the Hub. The Department for Education funds their work.

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Music Hub Investment Programme

As part of the National Plan for Music Education, the government announced that Arts Council England would deliver a new Investment Programme for Music Hubs. The new Music Hub programme will start from September 2024.

Here you’ll find all the latest information including webinars, briefings, timeline information and more.

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The power of music to change lives: a national plan for music education

The national plan for music education sets out the government’s vision to enable all children and young people in England to:

  • learn to sing, play an instrument and create music together
  • have the opportunity to progress their musical interests and talents, including professionally

The plan sets out how we will achieve this vision by 2030, emphasising the importance of partnerships between education settings, music hubs, music organisations working with young people and the music industry.

It builds on the model music curriculum and the original national plan for music education, published in 2011.

Information for parents and young people on what the national plan for music education means for children and young people is also available.

Please click here to find out more about the Music Education Hub Support Programme: 


Surrey Music Hub is a network of music organisations and schools working together to bring more musical opportunities to more young people in Surrey, both in schools and in the wider community.

The Surrey Music Hub has strategic oversight for the delivery of the National Plan for Music Education. Their core purpose is to work in partnership to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds receive music education that is high quality, wide ranging, sustainable and accessible to all and that there are clear routes for progression. 

If you want music to make a difference in your school, take a look at how Surrey Music Hub can help or contact Surrey Arts to discuss anything that isn’t covered by those services.

A newsletter is available at the beginning of each half term with all the latest news, opportunities and events available to schools in Surrey. Click on the image above to download a copy.

Learn all about what Surrey Arts can offer your school with their School’s Brochure.

Hampshire Music Education Hub

Hampshire Music Education Hub is committed to delivering outstanding musical opportunities for all children and young people throughout Hampshire. Working in partnership with organisations locally, regionally, and nationally, they provide opportunities to learn about music and through music.

With Hampshire Music Service as the Hub Lead Organisation, and 40 partners, the Hub provides high-quality opportunities to engage in music-making from early years provision to internationally recognised high-quality ensembles.