There are many local music and arts based organisations, many of whom deliver projects in close collaboration with us here at Yorkshire Youth and Music

Our expertise lies in reaching the hardest to reach young people. We work in partnership with other organisations, including the music education hubs and hub leads, to provide for young people who may experience barriers into the kinds of music education outlined in the Government's plan:

View the National Music Education Plan here >

View the announcement for a new National Plan here >

Following the recommendations of the 2011 National Plan for Music Education (above), Music Education Hubs were established across England in 2012.

What is a Music Education Hub?

A Music Education Hub is a group of organisations and partners in a particular local area who are passionate about offering and delivering high quality music education to all children in their region, whatever their circumstances. The lead organisation for a Music Education Hub is responsible for delivering a music education programme that is available to all children in their area, and is often the first port of call for young people wishing to engage in musical activities.

You can find out more about Music Education Hubs here  >

The lead organisations for music education hubs in the Yorkshire area are as follows:

Sheffield Music Service
Hull Music Service
Kirklees Music School
ArtForms (Leeds)
North Yorkshire County Music Service
Barnsley Music Service
Calderdale Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Wakefield Music Service
City of York Council
Music and Performing Arts Service (North East Lincs)
Rotherham Schools' Music Service
Doncaster Music Service
Music and Arts Service (Bradford)
North Lincs Music Support Service


National Foundation for Youth Music >
Arts Council England >
Community Foundation for Calderdale >
Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation >
The Bearder Charity >


Sheffield Music Service >
Bradford Music Service >
Wakefield Music Service >
Opera North >
Big Hoo-Ha >
Lifeforce Productions >
Junior Jam >
The Dales School >
Apollo Creative >
Huddersfield University: Adaptive Music Technology Research Group >

Other Useful Organisations / Projects

Youth Music Network >
Music4U >
National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) >

VIPER is a three-year project funded to research young disabled people's participation in decisions about services

Useful Links for Young People

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