The Association of Independent Music Services

Supported by the Musicians Union

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.
Bedford Music Co-op: Working with the Hub

Bedford Music Co-op: Working with the Hub

Bedford Music Service has been designing a site for school children, since they are unable to go into schools to deliver their whole class tuition.  It has a variety of activities, and will be added to during the term. It covers general music activities, ideas for web...

CAVMS: A World of Change

CAVMS: A World of Change

What a difference a term makes and, like everyone, CAVMS has been trying to adapt in these rapidly changing and uncertain times, attempting to move to a new online world of Zoom, Skype and Facetime. The CAVMS team of teachers have embraced this new challenge, and many...

South Wales Argus Digital Innovation Award

South Wales Argus Digital Innovation Award

CAVMS are really proud to have been awarded the Digital innovation Award, along with Icon Creative Design, at the South Wales Argus Schools and Education Awards 2020. In the last six months Icon have helped develop the content and design of our new website and launch...

CAVMS / NYJO Jazz Messengers

CAVMS / NYJO Jazz Messengers

Earlier this month we were joined for 3 days by the wonderful NYJO Jazz Messengers. They gave a series of inspirational concerts in both Primary and Secondary schools and helped the CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra with a great improvisation workshop. More photos available...