Our Members

Milton Keynes Music Co-operative is a not-for-profit association of self-employed specialist music teachers which was formed in 2014. We provide a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition in the Milton Keynes area, working in many local schools, as well as providing out-of-school tuition to both young people and adults. Our aim is to develop each pupil’s musical potential according to their individual needs and aspirations. We work closely with the Community Learning MK Music Faculty in helping them to deliver whole class instrumental programmes, curriculum projects, large group instrumental projects and Music Centre ensembles

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.

Bedford Music Cooperative was formed in 2016, when the instrumental teachers from the Music Service were made redundant. They formed the cooperative to ensure continuation of provision for all the young instrumentalists in the Borough.
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.

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.

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.

Musicians Union

Denbighshire Music Co-operative

Cornwall Music Service Trust

Swindon Music Co-operative

Love Music Trust

North East Music Foundation

Milton Keynes Music Co-operative

Salisbury Area Music Co-operative

Nemco (North East Music Co-operative Ltd)

Music Lincs

Bedford Music Co-operative

CAVMS (Cardiff and Vale Music Service)