Music Services

Supporting The National Plan for Music: The Power of Music to Change Lives

The partners of Cumbria Music Hub work together to deliver the National Plan for Music.

Our Vision

To enable all children and young people to learn to sing, play an instrument and create music together, and have the opportunity to progress their musical interests and talents, including professionally.

Our 3 Aims

  • To support schools and other education settings to deliver high-quality music education

  • To support children and young people to develop their musical interests and talent further, including into employment

  • To support all children and young people to engage with a range of musical activities in and out of school 

Our 5 Strategic Functions


Take a leading role in building a sustainable, local infrastructure for high-quality music education and music-making, in partnerships with schools, early years and other education providers, community music organisations, and other regional and national youth music organisations. Capture this offer in a Local Plan for Music Education


Support all state-funded schools in the area through ongoing relationships to help them deliver high-quality music education, including a quality curriculum support offer, specialist tuition, instruments and ensembles; and a broad range of progression routes and musical experiences for all pupils.

Progression & Musical Development:

Support children and young people to develop and progress with music, including into national or specialist opportunities, higher education and employment, so that the chance to be involved in high-quality music-making is shared widely in our society. Support children and young people to access the wider world of music, including live performance and community music.


Drive broad access to music education, so every child has the opportunity to participate irrespective of their circumstances, background, where they live or their SEND.


Ensure the strategic, financial, and operational sustainability of the music hub by: supporting a dynamic and well-trained workforce leveraging DfE funding to develop wider investment into young people’s music from a range of sources and revenue streams being accountable and transparent by publishing plans, needs analysis and impact data considering and acting in the hub’s environmental responsibilities. .