Why is Music for Life special?

Music for Life offers young people opportunities to engage with inspirational music making in Cheshire, North Staffordshire and Wirral, teaching over 3,500 students each week across more than 130 schools. Recently we have been awarded the ‘Music Not-For-Profit Organisation Of The Year 24-25’, in recognition of the fantastic work undertaken in schools under the Music for Life banner. 

Lessons in school

A network of over 90 self-employed, freelance tutors work with us, providing outstanding tuition across a wide range of instruments. Music for Life takes care of all administration, quality control, contractual obligations and communication.


Music for Life runs many events throughout the year, both during and outside school time. Whole Class Projects, Workshops, Performance Roadshows, Assemblies to name a few can be tailored to suit schools’ needs. Music for Life invests heavily in the ensembles we run, ensuring they are accessible for all who wish to join. 


Unlike most other school music services, we don’t receive public funding directly. For over 28 years we have been self-sufficient so we are much less affected by any cuts to music education funding. Music for Life reinvests tens of thousands of pounds each year to provide free ensembles, exciting workshops and spectacular concerts.

Meet the Team

Music for Life works in partnership with over 90 self-employed, freelance tutors, working throughout the area delivering outstanding music tuition. Sharing the same philosophy and beliefs that Music for Life have, the collaboration between the team and the self-employed tutors is so strong, built on a mutually supportive and respectful foundation. 

Dan Gooch-Peters

Managing Director

Eve Harrison

Student & Community Engagement Lead

Debbie Grierson

Administration & Education Manager

Ready to start your musical journey?