What makes working with Music for Life special?
Music for Life works in partnership with almost 100 independent music teachers who share a belief that more is achieved acting together than alone. Our work ethic is based on a collaborative partnership that is mutually supportive and respectful.
The team of teachers we work with are (dare we say it?!) happy and engaged in their work as music teachers. This positive team spirit is very evident to schools and parents and has been picked up on by two independent professional reviews of our service.
Unlike most other school music services, there have been no cutbacks in recent years because we do not receive any public funding directly. Over almost 20 years we have learned to be self-sufficient so we have been much less effected by recent cuts to music education funding.
Positively Giving Back
Not only is Music for Life self-sufficient, but we contribute resources back into our local community’s music education.
Every year, Music for Life donate tens of thousands of pounds to provide free ensembles, exciting workshops and spectacular concerts. We arrange several Associated Board Special Visit Centres across the area over the year and support families facing hardship with the costs of learning an instrument.
Whether you are a well-established instrumental or singing teacher working in Cheshire, North Staffordshire or Wirral, or if you are just starting out, 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.
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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!