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Slough Music Service is the local authority music service for Slough, based at the Slough Borough Council Offices, located in the heart of the town on Bath Road. We are non-profit service funded by central government and supported by Slough Borough Council to provide enhanced musical experiences for children and young people in Slough.

We aim to offer tailored services to meet the needs of each young musician, school and teacher in Slough, in line with the priorities of the local authority and central government. We achieve this by working closely with schools to deliver an integrated programme of vocal and instrumental tuition, a range of supporting workshops and events and training for teachers and other adults and young people.

Some of this work is delivered directly by music service staff, whilst we place significant importance on enabling school-based staff and young music leaders to deliver music at a level appropriate to their skills. We also work with local and national partners to offer a broad range of opportunities for all.

We are supported by Slough Borough Council in our strategic planning and day to day business activity. We also benefit from the advice of the music service steering group comprising music leaders and head teachers from primary and secondary schools in Slough as well as representatives from our arts partners in the area.

Our key aims are:

  • Support schools and other education settings to deliver high-quality music education
  • Support young people to develop their musical interests and talent further, including into employment
  • Support all children and young people to engage in a range of musical opportunities in and out of school

Slough has an exciting, vibrant and diverse community. Creativity leads our ethos, keeping us at the leading edge of music development locally and nationally.

In response to the governments restructuring of music education in 2012, Slough Music Service is the lead organisation of the Slough Music Education Hub. This network brings together organisations and individuals who deliver music services to children and young people with those who use our services, from schools, teachers and students and those in our community who benefit from the power of music.

About the Music Hub

Slough’s music education hub is a network of music providers who work with children and young people in Slough, Berkshire.

The hub is funded by the Department for Education & Arts Council England and led by Slough Music Service (Slough Borough Council), the local authority music service for Slough. The network brings together organisations who deliver music education in Slough with those who use our services, from schools, teachers and students to members of our community who benefit from the power of music

Our mission statement:

We aim, through creativity and excellence, to meet the needs and aspirations of each young musician, school and music leader in Slough. Through our passion for music we want to inspire and empower, creating opportunity and enjoyment for all, enabling our community to develop, achieve and celebrate through music.

The purpose of the hub is to bring together those who deliver music and the performing arts in Slough to share expertise, training and planning so that we can ensure the community of Slough has access to the full range of music services it demands.

By working together, we can better meet the needs of every child and young person in Slough, whilst ensuring quality and care for Slough Hub Partners:

Lead Organisation

Slough Music Service (Slough Borough Council)

Delivery Partners

Culture Mix Arts
Royal Holloway University London
Beat Routes
Berkshire Music Trust
Buckinghamshire Music Trust
Halal Beats
Langley Grammar School
4Motion CIC
Dionysus Ensemble
Langley Hall Arts Academy
Tom Horn (Conductor)
Resource Productions
Inspire Works

Strategic Partners

Berkshire Music Trust

Eton College Independent State Schools Partnership


Slough Borough Council

Users Group

Slough Primary Schools’ Music Consortium
Slough Secondary Schools’ Music Consortium