Nottingham Music Education Hub run/support instrumental tuition in 77% of primary schools in Nottingham City. A range of their ensembles are designed for varying interests and skill levels, from the beginner Area Bands to Band Factory, which caters to our rock and pop artists, to an intermediate orchestra that leads up to our youth orchestra.

Nottingham City, is one of the most deprived areas in the country, ranking no. 8 of 326 districts per the Multiple Deprivation Index 2015. Nearly 2/3rds of the children live in households where no adults work or where the income is low. By providing music making opportunities for young people living in challenging circumstances, including income deprivation, Nottingham Music Education Hub strive to spread the positive impact of music among a larger audience.

Music Camp is a two-day residential at the beautiful YHA Ilam Hall in Peak District for children aged 9-10.

82 children from 12 primary city schools in Nottingham attended Music Camp from September 9 – 10, 2019.  The two-day residential included musical teaching combined with outdoor activities and physical play.  The camp was successful in teaching pupils how to read musical notation and play in an ensemble.  All children learnt two musical pieces: ‘I’m a Believer’ and a Jazz-inspired piece ‘Mambo Swing’ by Scotty Morris, arranged by Nottingham Music Service, which the children performed together as an orchestra at the end of the residential.  Feedback from staff stated that children improved their musical skills, confidence and socio-emotional skills.

This camp was co-funded by the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation and the Arts Council.