Offering young people opportunities to engage with inspirational music making.
Arranging Lessons in School
A network of more than 100 teachers work with us providing tuition on a broad range of instruments. We take care of all aspects of administration, communication, quality, contractual obligations and timetabling.
Meet our fabulous team here.
Whole Class Projects
Our whole class courses aim to give insight as to what it is like to learn a musical instrument and to inspire and support students and parents who then wish to continue to learn an instrument.
Workshops in Schools
Typical workshops include singing, samba or jazz. Music For Life’s tutors have delivered workshops with Glyndebourne Opera, Manchester Jazz Festival and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Music for Life has never received public funding, and was set up to meet the needs of schools at a time when Cheshire County Council was unable to.
Starting with nothing other than an idea and loads of energy and commitment (our first office was a converted pig-stye!!) we developed a totally unique, not-for-profit business model to provide a services which we felt would best meet the needs of schools, parents, instrumental teachers and young people in the area. It was a real labour of love, and what we were offering must have worked because, without any advertising, Music for Life’s reputation spread from school to school purely by word of mouth. From teaching around 200 students a week in 6 schools in 1995, Music for Life now works with well over 4,000 students a week now across more than 100 schools and has an enviable reputation for quality and integrity.
Well Established Success
Two independent national reports judged Music for Life to be “Outstanding”, exam results are consistently excellent, feedback from parents demonstrates a really outstanding level of support and the number of children who drop out of lessons is tiny.
If your child does not learn with us already, we hope you will join us soon and try things out!
Praise for Music for Life
Mr and Mrs Hughes, Macclesfield
Dr Sims, Upton, Wirral
In 2 short years, my daughter has progressed to now starting work on grade 4 flute. We are absolutely delighted with this and so very grateful to Mrs Oade who has inspired and encouraged Rebekah so much. The standard of her teaching has been second to none and Rebekah has consistently undertaken her practice with no prompting. We are now re-locating and can only hope that Rebekah’s new teacher is anywhere near as excellent as Mrs Oade.
Thank you to ‘Music for Life’. Rebekah was schooled in the private sector for prep and had music lessons arranged with individual instrument teachers. The system was nowhere near as efficient and required significantly more monitoring and intervention on my part. Please do keep doing what you’re doing, I’m sure it is changing so many young persons lives for the better!
Mrs Batchelor, Chester
I just wanted to say thank you to his tutors and MfL for inspiring my son and being brilliant, encouraging teachers. It has been a great experience for him. He is autistic and we have been amazed how he has progressed. It has given him confidence and been a calming influence for him.
Mrs Lavelle, Altrincham
Your emphasis on inclusion and excellence in seemingly equal measure is really remarkable. The performances were much more joyful and committed than anything we have seen before from people of that age and experience. Your choice of music, the type of arranging and the personalities of the people you employ clearly works very well and is something of a special formula.
Mrs Sadler, Crewe
As someone who has always taken a sympathetic and supportive interest in our daughter (whom you know to be severely /profoundly deaf ) we thought you would want to know that she has won a National competition for deaf musicians! Her prize includes a 2 day Masterclass, taught by specialists of national repute and then she is playing at the Birmingham Rep Theatre. Well done Mrs Turner and Music For Life!
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Schools and Instrument Teachers – Get Involved!
If you are an instrumental teacher or a school wishing to offer a highly organised, high quality service to your students and parents, why not contact us to find out how working in partnership with Music for Life could support you?
We’d love to hear from you.