The Association of Independent Music Services

Supporting music teacher cooperatives and music services in the UK that are independent of local authorities.

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. 

Becoming a member of AIMS has many benefits, including:

Legal updates and shared policy documents.

Sharing best practice as part of a community of independent music co-operatives and trusts.

Events, training and resources.

CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra Performance

CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra Performance

The CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra come together during lock down for a performance of Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island. Featuring guest artist Gethin Liddington on trumpet, and produced by Neil Martin of the University of South Wales. https://vimeo.com/429541255

Bedford Music Co-op: Virtual Event

Bedford Music Co-op: Virtual Event

We are hoping to run a virtual Fiddle Fiesta…the music was already chosen and arranged, and string pupils always talk about these and look forward from September to the next ones!!  So we have made the music and tracks available on Trello. We are hoping to put...

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...