Lincolnshire Music Service is the lead organisation of the Lincolnshire Music Education Hub which was launched in 2012. There are around 121 Music Education Hubs across the country which consist of groups of organisations working together to create a joined-up approach to music education within each locality. Hubs receive central Department for Education funding which is brokered and managed by Arts Council England.
Lincolnshire Music Education Hub Objective
LMEH is committed to ensuring that delivery is tailored to meet local needs and to work in partnership with schools and other providers:
- Children and Young People (CYP) from all backgrounds in every part of Lincolnshire should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; make music with others; learn to sing; and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence if they wish to.
- Ensure all CYP receive a high quality music education by addressing provision both in and out of school.
- Support and challenge schools to enable them to provide a high quality music education for all as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
- A mixed model of whole-class instrumental tuition (WCIT), profession routes and inspirational opportunities of the highest quality to ensure we drive forward progression and excellence in music education across the county.
- Continued Professional Development for music leaders including accreditation where applicable.
The objectives outlined above are achieved through activities delivered across Lincolnshire balanced against a clear set of Key Performance Indicators.
The Lincolnshire Music Education Hub is made up of 21 organisations, united to provide high quality music opportunities to the children and young people of Lincolnshire.
This innovative way of working continues to demonstrate and draw upon solid partnerships which ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to:
- Learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class instrumental teaching (WCIT) programmes for a minimum of a term of weekly tuition on the same instrument
- Play in ensembles and perform from an early stage
- Access progression routes that are affordable and appropriate
- Sing regularly with access to choirs and other vocal ensembles
- Access an instrument loan scheme, with discounts of free provision for those from low income families
- Engage with professional musician and/or venues through large-scale and/or high quality music experiences to inspire and enthuse
- Access a high quality music curriculum within school