Music & Arts

When it comes to the value of music tuition, we know the score – in every sense

Tuning into the power of creativity

Every year, SIPS helps over 8,000 students make music, and we believe the arts do change lives; we see first-hand that children love learning an instrument, singing and participating in music lessons at school.

Whether it’s purely for enjoyment, or as a chosen career path – the well-being and, pardon the pun, harmony that learning an instrument brings can’t be understated.

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  • All ages and abilities

    SIPS’ specialist teaching team offers a range of activities, tuition, and support for pupils and staff all the way from the early years to graduation.

  • Simply the best

    Our superb staff are hand-picked - educators who are fully qualified and screened

  • What we offer

    First access to playing an instrument; tuition for small groups; after-school clubs and school ensembles; National Curriculum Music and CPD; free access to quality musical instruments for pupils

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  • 8,000+

    Children have access to quality musical instruments loaned for free annually

  • 130

    Talented young musicians take part in music centres every week

  • 190

    Videos (300 hours) created and uploaded to our YouTube channel

What we provide

Whole class music tuition

The joy of music can last a lifetime and often starts in the classroom. SIPS offer whole-class ensemble tuition, lend instruments for free and provide teaching and encouragement. First access is an important element in our music education hub role, which supports the government’s national plan for music education.

Small group instrumental lessons

SIPS help children who want to learn how to play an instrument get better and progress in the one they choose, including vocals. Our team can provide tuition and SIPS lend pupils instruments for free.

Curriculum music

SIPS can help your school meet Ofsted requirements for national curriculum music with specialist advice for the classroom on your whole-school approach, and training for Teachers including non-specialists. In addition to regular music provision, we can develop short-term workshops and other projects in your school to support cross-curricular and creative learning.

Instruments we specialise in

  • Flute

  • Clarinet

  • Saxophone

  • Dhol

  • Tabla

  • Cornet

  • Tenor Horn

  • Trumpet

  • Baritone

  • Trombone

  • Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • 'Cello

  • Double Bass

  • Voice

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Keyboard

  • Drum kit

Virtual Music Centre

Virtual Music Centre

While it’s not possible for ensembles to meet in person music centre has moved online meeting virtually each week.  On the virtual music centre pages are the ensemble resources and how to sign up.

Virtual Music Centre 

Hear from schools we work with

The SIPS music team have made a huge impact on our students development with a 30% increase in students moving onto level 4 in their specialist instruments. I feel like they have brought a real passion for music to our school.

Kathy Smith

Head of Music - School Name

“Our relationship with the SIPS Music & Arts Service started before we had barely a brick in the ground for our new school. With limited funding and lack of set-up space SIPS was only too happy to provide not only peripatetic support but also curriculum teaching in our first two years of opening. Our unique enrichment offer of over 3 hours of extended activity during the school day has seen SIPS as the lead external provider throughout our three years of opening. The colleagues who join us for these sessions have become a treasured part of the staff team and provide high-quality sessions for every child. Our peripatetic function has grown over the last few years, going from strength-to-strength. This has enabled the growth of children – particularly those classified as disadvantaged – to learn a new instrument. We look forward to many more years working together… Thank you SIPS.”

Peter Lee

Head of School - Q3 Langley

Students play in orchestra

See some of our musicians in action last December

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