The Association of Independent Music Services

Supported by the Musicians Union

The Association of Independent Music Services

The Association of Independent Music Services supports music teacher cooperatives and music services in the UK that are independent of local authorities.

About AIMS

AIMS provides mutual support for music teacher co-operatives and other independent self-governing music services, sharing best practice, legal updates and other practices which embrace ​the values and principles of the co-operative movement.
For more information about AIMS, or to find out more about who’s in the team – please visit the ‘About’ section.

Benefits of becoming an AIMS Member

Becoming a member of AIMS has many benefits, including:

  • Legal updates and shared policy documents.
  • Events, training and resources.
  • Sharing best practice as part of a community of independent music co-operatives and trusts.

Magical Music in May Festival 2018

As Cornwall basked in glorious weather last weekend the gardens at Polgwynne, near Feock, resonated to the sound of young Cornish musicians at the Magical Music in May festival. CMST were delighted to have been invited back by Amanda Piercy, the owner of Polgwynne...

Instrumental Festivals in Milton Keynes

Well done to the pupils of all 27 schools who took part in the Milton Keynes Instrumental Festivals. The winners of these festivals will be performing in a Winners Concert on 21st...

AMATA Summer School

From 30 July to 3 August AMATA is hosting a music and dance collaborative Summer School run by Patrick Bailey and Grace Clayton. It is open for young people between the ages of 14 to 18 and will allow the musicians to explore composition, technique, improvisation,...