State of the Nation Report for Music Education

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education – set up to bring together MPs and peers from all parties who believe in and support music education for our children – has published their State of the Nation Report for Music Education. This report, published in collaboration with the University of Sussex […]


What is Cumbria Music Education Hub?

We are a partnership that brings together local organisations from across Cumbria to deliver the best music education for children and young people. We work together to create joined up, high quality music education in and out of school, getting the most from government funding for music education for young […]


Girls in Jazz

BlueJam are hosting the next in the series of Girls in Jazz workshops on 27 April. This session will feature guest Jazz Singer / Pianist Mia Anderson from Leeds College of Music. New musicians are always welcome. 


Lake District Summer Music Opportunities

Would you like to be part of the LDSM Festival 2019 Team? Our Partners at Lake District Summer Music have a number of vacancies and voluntary opportunities for this year’s festival.


Electric Guitar Group

Where: BlueJam Artspace, Mostyn Hall, Penrith When: Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm at This group is for young people who are learning acoustic guitar at school and would like to be able to use their skills to play in bands. Currently, Sean is offering individual sessions for beginners to advanced – […]


Recommended Resources for the Spring Term

The Kodály HUB A public on-line Knowledge Center with a Songbook, Community, Forum and further resources to assist teachers in their everyday work. The Songbook contains several hundred songs and music listening materials from all over the world. The songs are analysed using many key, searchable parameters and (when relevant) […]


Apply now for the Keldwyth Award Competition

The Keldwyth Award is a musical scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding young musician aged 16-22, either born or educated in Cumbria. The winner receives a cheque for £1000 and the Reg Griffiths Trophy. The runner-up receives a cheque for £500 and the Geoffrey Blake Trophy. The other two finalists […]