Singing and Instrumental Packages for Schools

Sheffield Music Hub packages to enhance your school music curriculum for 2024/5                                                                                  

Your school's music curriculum is enhanced by the learning of a musical instrument in line with the National Plan for Music Education. The programme is co-designed with teachers so that there is a sharing of skills between the class teacher and musician. The class teacher should learn to play the instrument with the class, reinforcing musical learning throughout the school in between lessons.

Packages are designed to align with the model music curriculum and the National Plan for Music Education The Power of Music to change lives and the Model Music Curriculum.

Our packages are aimed to suit all school budgets and support staff whether experienced or new to their musical adventure.

The scheme of work supports your Music Curriculum in school. Co-curricular resources and planning will help to super charge your music curriculum. These have been designed with the support of a primary music specialist and a formal cultural leader in education. A member of staff is required to be present and support the learning which is taking place during any whole class lessons. A calendar will be provided to show which 30 weeks of the year lessons will take place. All our packages are subsidised with funding from the Music Hub Grant from the Department for Education.

Academic Year Music – Learn to play a musical instrument: Primary/Secondary/Special

  • Standard Package: £1,600 – A specialist musician will teach 1 class for 45 minutes each week (30 planned sessions maximum). Class teacher involvement is key to the success of this programme which includes the loan of musical instruments. Your school staff will be invited to a Twilight CPD session in September to launch the programme, empower teachers and share curriculum resources.
  • Enhanced Pathways Package: £2,240 – As above plus an additional half hour for up to 10 children who wish to continue after the 1st year. Only £775 for each additional half hour session after this. The package includes the loan of musical instruments, co-designed opportunity for the young musicians to experience a live performance together with their Music Leader.

Music – Learn to Sing (Primary)

Our singing packages run for a set 30 weeks over the academic year   – they are designed for the same class to have a lesson each week (for 10 weeks a term) for the whole year.

  • Standard Package £3,119 – an expert vocal music leader will visit your school for half a day per week, 30 weeks across the academic year. A comprehensive singing programme for 3 classes of 30 children each week. This package also includes one CPD per term for teachers and support staff, Curriculum Support, A scheme of work, repertoire, and resources.
  • Enhanced Package £6,238 - as above for maximum 6 classes for a full day per week for 30 weeks.

Music – Learn to sing Primary

NOTE - This is only available when purchased alongside a Learn to Sing package. The choir may run within the school day, or immediately before or after it.

  • Standard Package: £1,630 – includes 30 rehearsals from a vocal specialist, plus 2 performances. The choir leader will work alongside a member of school staff who must assist with the overall running of the choir. Sessions will run for up to 45 minutes.

Music – Design your own music programme (Primary)

  • Specialist music leaders from £48.75 per hour (min 30 and max 34 lessons) – music specialists are available to design a programme with you. Where lessons take place individually or in small groups, schools can re-charge parents and carers to cover the cost. Instruments are available for families to hire at low cost. For further information contact your Music Leader or the Music Hub office on 0114 250 6860. If you wish to buy in a specialist music leader to run any school choir or music groups an additional 15-minute preparation time per week will be added to the charge.

All packages and projects are subject to instrument availability and mutual agreement on days and times.

Music – Specialist Music Lessons (Secondary School Funded Lessons)

£45.96 per hour for our Specialist Music Leaders and Tutors to deliver 1-2-1 or small group lessons in Secondary Schools. This subsidised rate is designed especially for secondary schools to support meaningful and quality progression for young musicians. Additional discounts may be available for secondary schools that buy in more than 10 hours per week of provision.

Music – Special Schools (Bespoke Special Schools)

Hourly rate from £45.96 – a SEND music specialist will design 30 engaging bespoke music lessons to be delivered throughout the academic year. This will culminate in a performance, or an appropriate sharing event. Sessions can be up to an hour in length

Music – Musical Programme of Learning for Sheffield Schools

  • Percussive Classroom - Instrument hire for existing schools only £200 per set.
  • The Recorder Revolution: Standard Package £850

Super charge your teachers’ skills within your school with the Recorder Revolution. The programme is designed to upskill, build confidence, and leave a musical legacy within your school for you to use year after year or across several year groups per year. It is a package designed to work alongside your music curriculum giving your teachers the resources, training, and motivation to deliver high quality music curriculum in your school.


The programme includes:

  • High Quality class set of recorders for the children to keep
  • Full scheme of work and planning to cover an entire first year of learning.
  • Full set of teaching resources and music to play
  • Support to link learning into your wider music curriculum and school music development plan
  • Termly twilight CPD for participating class teachers, support staff and any other additional staff to launch the programme, upskill the teaching team and introduce the resources and learning scheme.
  • Opportunity for the children to take part in a massed performance with children from other participating schools. This performance will be open to parents and carers of the children taking part.
  • Additional class recorder sets are available to purchase for the cost of £295 (price for 30 instruments – specially selected high-quality instruments).

For further information please contact your linked Music Leader or the Music Hub office on 0114 250 6860 or

All packages and projects are subject to instrument availability and mutual agreement on days and times.