North Lincolnshire Music Service

Orchestra with men and women playing a variety of instruments at the Baths Hall

Music Service

North Lincolnshire Music Service provides a range of musical opportunities for children and young people throughout North Lincolnshire, enabling them to unlock the power of music.

Through our programmes we seek to inspire children and young people in their musical journey, support teachers and school leaders in their curriculum delivery, and engage families in their child’s musical learning.

Our team of experienced music teachers provide high quality music education and will inspire, engage, and encourage your children and young people on their musical journey.

North Lincolnshire Music Service is the lead organisation in the North Lincolnshire Education Music Hub.

More information about our activities are below or visit our social media pages:

Or contact us at music@northlincs.gov.uk and request to be put on our projects and events mailing list.

Remissions and Charging


We provide all our music education via schools and so, any charges for music provision are paid for by the school who then take the decision as to whether to pass these charges onto parents.
All charges are formally agreed by the responsible Cabinet Member and are publicised on the council’s website as part of the normal democratic processes every year.

Music Centre

For 2023/4 we have removed all fees for access to the Music Centre. This has specifically been done in line with benchmarking with other Music Centres and to improve take up to sessions.

Inclusion Strategy

North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub commissioned Dr Phil Mullen to write an Inclusion Strategy for Music which was completed in 2022. Please see summary below:

What is musical inclusion?

‘Musical Inclusion is about removing barriers to ensure all children enjoy full participation in a music education which supports the development and achievement of each young person based on their individual abilities, needs and interests’. – Dr. Phil Mullen

Musically inclusive practice ensures that all children and young people who want to can make music. It can only happen by embracing a wide range of genres and styles,
supporting participants to achieve social and personal outcomes as well as musical ones, and having a music education workforce which can work with young people of all backgrounds, needs and interests.

List of strategic priorities

In 2022 North Lincolnshire Music Hub developed ten priorities to ensure music inclusion was embedded in our practice, and from which a five year action plan was developed:

Priority 1

There is a widely held perception that the Hub embraces and foregrounds inclusion and diversity.

Priority 2

Cultures, policies and procedures are created to support inclusion and to ensure that appropriate and continuing resources are put in place to enable the inclusion strategy to succeed.

Priority 3

The team has appropriate and sufficient skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver musically inclusive practices and appropriate musical and creative development with all children and young people.

Priority 4

Combining a blended learning and partnership building approach the Hub has significantly deepened engagement with young people in rural areas.

Priority 5

The work of the Hub to engage in sustainable ways with new groups of children in challenging circumstances has expanded. This will include a substantial out of school and out of school hours programme

Priority 6

The offer for children with SEND has been substantially expanded, with some emphasis on performance, recording and celebratory opportunities.

Priority 7

The ensemble programme and the role of the music centre have been critically reviewed and updated, looking at purpose, philosophy and pedagogy, take-up, and progression, to further develop inclusion and progression for all children and young people.

Priority 8

Data is used as a driver for inclusion.

Priority 9

There is an increased engagement with the music of different cultural communities within North Lincolnshire and also music genres favoured by young people.

Priority 10

Monitoring and evaluating the level and quality of inclusion across the hub is embedded and influences future strategy.

North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub

The North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub (NLMEH) is a collaboration of music organisations and education establishments from North Lincolnshire and beyond, that come together to create a co-ordinated and strategic approach to improving music making opportunities for young people in North Lincolnshire, ensuring every child and young person has the opportunity to access a high-quality musical experience and education.

Our vision is for every child and young person in North Lincolnshire to have the opportunity to sing, to play a musical instrument, to perform, and to progress in their musical journey through experiencing high quality musical experiences.

We passionately believe in the life-changing power of music. The power to unlock imagination and creativity; elevate self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-expression; promote wellbeing and relieve stress; improve literacy and numeracy skills; and increase social skills.

The NLMEH seeks to inspire all children, regardless of race, gender, background, educational need or disability to develop an artistic talent and achieve personal goals both within and beyond the classroom. By working together, we aim to achieve the highest standards of musical excellence and provide the best possible opportunities for the children and young people of North Lincolnshire.

North Lincolnshire Music Service is the lead organisation for the Hub.

If you are an organisation who would like to join the Music Hub please contact us on music@northlincs.gov.uk.

School pupils playing musical instruments
students in music lesson

Music tuition and activities for schools

Our programmes and packages are designed to support your school in curriculum delivery and ensure clear progression routes for every child and young person as they journey through education. All of our services are flexible and can be tailored to suit your setting.

Our offer includes:

  • Musicianship
  • Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT)
  • Charanga
  • Curriculum Support
  • One to one/small group vocal and instrumental tuition.

You can see our full range of education tuition and charges on the ‘Services for Education’ online portal.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requirements not listed in here, as we are always happy to meet with school leaders to discuss how best to meet your individual needs.

You can contact us on music@northlincs.gov.uk.

We also run a number of school programmes throughout the year including:

  • The Big Sing – Big Sing events enable children and young people to explore their voices and experience a large-scale performance.
  • Schools that sign up to this programme receive CPD in singing alongside class resources and specialist support. Thier class will be invited to perform at the Big Sing event alongside other schools, which usually takes place at the Baths Hall.
  • UNdiscovered – UNdiscovered is an annual programme delivered jointly by the Music Service and Arts and Heritage Learning team for KS2 pupils.

Pupils have the opportunity to learn about their local history and environment, create their own songs and music based on this learning, and perform their works live at a large-scale performance. Schools receive CPD on creative music making and cross-curricular linking, resources, and access to specialist support.

For further information on either of these programmes please contact music@northlincs.gov.uk.

babies playing with musical toys
Boys and girls playing Taiko drums

Music activities for parents and children

The Music Centre

The Music Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for children and young people to discover the world of music outside their lessons in schools, to experience playing with other young musicians, and to create music with their peers.

There are a range of activities available, whether your child has been learning an instrument for a while, or are just starting out in their journey.

The Music Centre offers a fun and social environmental where learning is accelerated with the support of our expert tutors. Our members have the opportunity to perform in a variety of concerts throughout the year, growing their confidence and enabling them to discover the thrill of live performance.

Groups take place at Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe across the week, and on a Saturday morning.

Groups currently on offer include:


  • Debut Strings (Beginner to Grade 1)
  • String Orchestra (Grade 2 – 4)
  • Woodwind and Brass Roots (Beginner to Grade 1)
  • Concert Band (Grade 2 -4)
  • Junior Taiko (Open to everyone)
  • Youth Taiko (Open to everyone).


  • Theory preparation for Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exam


  • Contemporary Band (Grade 4+)

Under 5s and family sessions

Outside of school, the music service offers a range of activities for children not yet in school, for families to attend together, and for over 18’s.

Our current offer includes:


  • Mini Music Makers (6 months-crawling) at The Baths Hall £2 per session
  • Mini Music Makers (18 months-2 years) at The Baths Hall £2 per session
  • Family Sing-Along at The Bath’s Hall £5 per family, per session.


  • Mini Music Makers (Family Session – 0-5 years) at North Lincolnshire Music £2.50 per session
  • Bath’s Hall Vocal Collective (18+) at The Baths Hall – £5 per session.

For more details about our out of school programme, please contact us at musichub@northlincs.gov.uk

Other projects and workshops

We often have other projects that take place across the year for young musicians in North Lincolnshire.

Projects over the past year have included:

  • Folk Workshop with English Folk Dance and Song Society
  • Masterclasses with a variety of internationally renowned musicians (in partnership with North Lincolnshire and Scunthorpe Concert Society)
  • NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) Regional Academy
  • HEROS Orchestra (in partnership with Hull and North East Lincolnshire Music Service and East Riding Music Hub).

To keep up to date with our upcoming projects and events, please take a look at our social media pages:

Or contact us at music@northlincs.gov.uk and request to be put on our projects and events mailing list.