Oxfordshire Music Service

Provides music teaching support to schools, as well as instrumental and vocal tuition to children.

The Music Service provides music teaching support to schools, instrumental and vocal tuition to children and adults, and opportunities for making music together.

We offer instrumental tuition in schools, weekly instrumental, vocal, performing arts and music theory groups, youth orchestras, activities and courses during the school holidays, ensembles for adult musicians, Saturday afternoon workshops and an instrument purchase scheme.

See our Schools opportunities booking form

You can see our activities on our public website pages.

Resources for teachers 

CPD provision from the Oxfordshire County Music Service 

To book on any of these courses, please contact the Centre for Music on 01865 816990 or email us at music.service@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Dive deeper into music (Primary age range)

Dr. Elizabeth Stafford
Cost: £50
Monday 24 February 2020, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Centre for Music,
Bayswater Road
Oxford
OX3 9FF

This course will give primary music subject leaders the confidence to develop their school's music curriculum, and to prepare for 'deep dive' music subject inspections under the new Ofsted* framework.

The course will cover best practice in planning, delivering, and assessing the primary music curriculum. It is suitable for both specialist and non-specialist teachers who lead the music in their primary school. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and seek advice regarding your school's own unique context.

*Please note that Ofsted does not endorse course providers, and as such this course is an unaffiliated independent event.

Keep calm and teach singing! (Relevant for teachers of all key stages)

Debbie Rose
Cost: £50
Monday 4 May 2020, 4pm – 6pm

Centre for Music,
Bayswater Road
Oxford
OX3 9FF

Are you frightened at singing in front of pupils?
Does your throat dry up just at the thought of others hearing you sing?
Do you worry that you are not singing in tune?
Do you know how to breathe properly to get the most out of your voice?
Do you know what to you do if you can’t sing high?
Then, this course is for you!

Designed to take the fear out of singing, this course encourages teachers to find and celebrate their own voices and learn how to sing confidently in front of classes and choirs.

Music for the terrified! (Primary age range)

Jo Gill
Cost: £50
Monday 1 June 2020, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Centre for Music,
Bayswater Road
Oxford
OX3 9FF

Do you worry about your own musical knowledge and skills? Does teaching music terrify you? Or would you just like some new ideas for enjoyable and effective ways to develop your class’s musical skills?

The course will cover musical games to engage and enthuse your class and develop key musical skills, as well as enhancing listening skills, teamwork and concentration.

Understanding key musical concepts and vocabulary (e.g. pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics and phrase), both at your level as a teacher and how to get them across to children. The basics of music notation (teaching notation is part of the national curriculum for music at Key Stage 2).
Using percussion instruments in a manageable way.

It is aimed at Class teachers who would like to improve their own musical skills and understanding or who feel they lack the skills and confidence to teach classroom music well. Anyone with an interest in using music and musical games to develop children’s wider learning and promote wellbeing.