Cornwall Music Service Trust was launched in January 2015, set up by the teachers when the council closed Music Cornwall. The 80 teachers who moved to the new Trust continued to provide Cornish schools and communities with instrumental and vocal tuition, ensembles and choirs, training, and classroom music curriculum. CMST continued to grow, now employing 120 music teachers working with 10,000 children and young people each week in 80% of Cornish schools.
CMST has also expanded into new areas of work, now having a team of 11 music therapists, and programmes of work for early years music, and music inclusion. We work closely in partnership with Cornwall Music Education Hub and other organisations to bring the benefits of music to as many as we can.
It is the home of instrumental teaching for the Borough, and works with other partners in the Bedford Music Hub to encourage strong links between all the various music activities on offer.
Having only been in existence for less than two years, the BMC has many ideals and goals, and is gradually working out its strategy for the future! It started with 27 teacher members and now has 38, so growth is evident and there is potential for plenty more.
Denbighshire Music Co-operative is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation providing quality music tuition in the Denbighshire area. The Co-operative is run by the teachers for the benefit of all pupils in Denbighshire and is managed by a Denbighshire-based Head of Service and Office Manager. DMC provide tuition on a wide range of instruments and voice, and are the lead music co-operative in Wales.
CAVMS Ltd (or Cardiff and Vale Music Service) was founded in 1993, and was incorporated in 2004. Over 60 self employed musicians provide instrumental teaching all over the South Wales area, in over 80 schools. Current projects include the funding and support of several school ensembles, whole class woodwind and curriculum support, close ties with The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and projects with the Royal Marines Band Service and National Youth Jazz Orchestra. We also run a youth transitional orchestra and very successful Big Band.
Salisbury Area Music Co-operative. Providing teachers in over 50 primary and secondary schools across Salisbury and South Wiltshire, Salisbury Area Music Co-operative (SAMC) is a team of highly skilled and experienced self-employed music teachers offering professional music tuition of the highest standard.
SAMC aims to inspire and motivate young musicians to maximise their potential and to develop a love of music that will last long into adulthood. We offer individual and small group instrumental lessons, whole and half-class First Access programmes, and ensemble, vocal and curriculum tuition.
Wrexham Music Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation providing quality music tuition in the Wrexham area. The Co-operative is run by the teachers for the benefit of all pupils in Wrexham county and is managed by Heather Powell and an experienced administration team. WMC provide tuition on a wide range of instruments and voice, aiming to develop each pupil’s musical potential according to their individual needs and aspirations. WMC are offering a fresh approach to music provision throughout the county and are part of a growing group of music co-operatives in North Wales.