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What makes working with Music for Life special in schools?

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.

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.

Positively Giving Back

Not only is Music for Life self-sufficient, but we contribute resources back into our local community’s music education.

Music for Life was originally set up to support schools who wished to offer their pupils opportunities to learn a musical instrument but who struggled with the highly complex administration involved in doing this. This task was made much more complicated once charges to parents were introduced for these lessons. Trying to deal with this took a huge amount of school staff time and there was a considerable financial risk to schools – many found that the cost of visiting teachers could be much more than the amount of fees collected from parents.

Want to get your school involved?

Music for Life provides a support service to bring music into schools. To find out more about ways Music for Life could work with your school, please contact us and someone will get back to you.

Praise for Music for Life

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!

Mrs Cliffe, Helsby

May I take this opportunity to say how very happy and impressed we are with the level of care and motivational input given to young musicians by ALL of your staff. Samuel can be easily overwhelmed by new situations but with MfL he has blossomed and grown in confidence. Music for Life are to be highly recommended as a professional, motivational and inspiring organisation with talented and inspirational tutors who really care about the child.

S Grinton, parent, Neston.

You have helped Adam enormously with his music and he has grown with confidence since you started the band.

S Grinton, parent, Neston.

Ben Everitt, former Music for Life student

It was an honour playing with such great people and it was in many ways the main driving force keeping me motivated to play music. Thanks for everything you’ve done for me.

Ben Everitt, former Music for Life student