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Academy of Music & Sound

Operates a national network of music centres offering instrumental tuition and courses in music technology; provides a guide to their locations and courses, with contacts.

Association of Teachers of Singing

Provides a directory of singing teachers, plus information on training and professional development.

Benslow Music Trust

Offers a year-round programme of day and residential music courses, and music summer schools in Hertfordshire. Includes a listing, schedule, prices, services, and history.

Big Noise - Sistema Scotland

An orchestra programme for primary-aged children in Raploch, Stirling, based on the methods of Venezuela’s "El Sistema" movement; describes the scheme, with news and contacts.

British Institute of Modern Music

Runs full-time, part-time, and summer programmes and courses and tutorials for guitar, bass, drums, songwriting and vocals at Brighton, Bristol, and Dublin; includes information about their provision, success stories, tutors and facilities, news, events, and contacts.


A youth and community music organisation providing music making opportunities and a range of courses and informal training, including degree level music courses and business training.

Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs

Dedicated to enabling amateur musicians to get involved in contemporary music. Includes details of their commissions, regional ensembles, workshops, events, and library of repertoire.

Dartington International Summer School

Offers a wide range of residential courses for different instruments, genres and styles, for players of all levels. Includes a schedule of workshops, course and concerts, with details about facilities and prices.

Fischy Music

Offers a programme of workshops and performances to support emotional, social and spiritual health and wellbeing in primary school children through song; includes a profile, details of their services, resources, and contacts.


Organises courses for amateur and student choral and consort singers who are serious about their ensemble singing; includes a programme, course leader profiles, and contacts.

MMA (Music Masters Association)

A national association for music teaching professionals; with details of membership and benefits, INSET training and conferences, and their publications.

Music Education Council

Umbrella body for all organisations connected with music education in the United Kingdom; features details of their structure, events, news and initiatives.

Music Education Directory

Produced to allow anyone seeking a music course in the UK to locate, compare and contact education centres running those courses in their region.

Music Education UK

Allows those wishing to follow a career in the music industry to search for relevant courses and training across the UK. MusicEdUK


An independent social enterprise supported by the music industry and providing apprenticeships in the music industry for young people; describes their provision, with how to apply, and a list of participating partners.

Musica Nova Russian-British Music Academy -

Provides musical tuition and playing opportunities for young people and adults; with a guide to their programmes and facilities, concerts and tours, reviews, and contacts. Based in London.

National Association of Music Educators -

Represents all those involved in music education. Presents the association's history, with details of current projects and publications. nafme

People to People Association, Chester

Organises an annual Music Exchange Scholarship, allowing a young instrumentalist to travel to the US; also makes a Young Singer Award. Describes the scheme, with news and events.

Schools Music Association

A national voice for music in education, providing a network for music teachers at local, regional and national level. Includes details of membership and benefits, events diary, news, and contacts.

Sing Up

Home of the Music Manifesto's National Singing Programme; features a song library and lesson resources for teachers, information about local activities and details of singing games and skill development opportunities.

VaCO (Vacation Chamber Orchestras)

Offers a series of intensive residential courses for young players of orchestral instruments; information about their schedule, repertoire, concerts, costs, and how to apply.

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