Our Partner Organisations

Devon Music Education Hub works closely with a range of local and national music organisations. Please see details of these organisations below.

Academy of Music and Sound

The AMS focus their curriculum and teaching on your chosen instrument or music specialism. If you play guitar, all of your core lessons are on guitar, and likewise for drums, bass, vocals, music-tech, song-writing, keyboards and music business. You will use specialist teaching and practise facilities which maximises your time with them. Ultimately, this focused delivery is for more useful, progressive and relevant to aspiring 21st century music professionals.

Awards for Young Musicians

Awards for Young Musicians is a UK arts charity. The charity believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background.

B Sharp

Formed in 2007, B Sharp is a registered charity based in Lyme Regis that offers music making opportunities for children and young people across East Devon and West Dorset

Beaford Arts

Beaford Arts is England's longest-established rural arts organisation. For more than 45 years we have supported rural creative development and provided access to high quality arts experiences across rural north Devon.

Bristol Music Foundation

The BMF is run by music industry professionals in Bristol and supports the development of music businesses and musicians in Bristol and the South West of England. The BMF is dedicated to encouraging partnerships and networks in the region and connects regional music forums across the South West via the South West Music Forum to provide a joined-up approach to activity, share ideas and knowledge, and raise the profitability and international profile of the music industry in the South West.


Charanga Musical School is the most significant new Primary music resource for a decade.

It’s a living cloud-based resource that brings together great music, modern pedagogy and the latest educational technology. It supports all aspects of music in school including the new music curriculum, as well as providing children and their families with opportunities to continue learning and exploring music at home through Music World.

A Musical School licence includes individual access for as many teachers in your school as you would like PLUS access for ALL children to Music World online learning. Everything you see below (and more) is included.

If you run whole class instrumental programmes across a year group, so much the better. Children's achievement will benefit from good quality instrumental ensemble work at any stage of their progression.  


Daisi brings professional artists and creative practitioners to work alongside young people. Our vision is for artistic and cultural experience to be at the heart of young people's lives and learning.

We work across all art forms - from dance to literature, media arts to music - and with children and young people across Devon and Torbay, both in and out of school.

Daisi provides information, advice and development opportunities for artists, young people and educators. We advocate for the positive impact of arts activities on outcomes for young people.

Daisi works in partnership with schools, learning communities, young people, cultural organisations, community groups, businesses and artists to develop arts opportunities and make them happen.

Devon County Youth Brass Band

Devon County Youth Brass Band is for children and young people between the ages of 12 and 24 from across the whole of Devon.DCYBB gives them the opportunity to play and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age. Our aim is to develop music reading and playing and performance, in support of their parent band, to help increase the standard of brass bands across the county. Joining DCYBB will help the youngsters develop confidence and raise self esteem, not only in playing, but as individuals and to develop team player and leadership skills. Playing with the DCYBB can also be used as part of Duke of Edinburgh skills, scouts/guides awards and to help prepare for GCSE, A levels and music examinations.

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon!   DYJO teaches young people from across the whole of Devon including Exeter, North Devon, South Devon, Torbay and Dartmoor to play and perform a wide variety of Jazz. DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond. Our main educational programme includes intensive monthly rehearsals from September to March, as well as a three-day residential in October half-term.  DYJO is now registered as an Arts Award Centre with an adviser for Bronze and Silver Awards, and as of the 2015 season we'll be offering Bronze and Silver Arts Award included as part of our membership package. 

We are always looking for new players, aged 11-18. If you are keen to find out more about us, please browse this website, or for more information email mail@dyjo.org for more details!

Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras

Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras

The Concert Orchestra will cater for players above grade 3, the Symphony Orchestra for grade 6 and above. Rehearsals are mainly held on a monthly basis at Exeter School, Manston Terrace, Exeter. Email dysco2015@gmail or ring 01395 445755 for full details.

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

The Devon Youth Wind Orchestra (DYWO) is a symphonic wind orchestra for students aged between twelve and twenty-one years from all areas of Devon.  Conducted by Steve Grant and organised and administered by the friends of DYWO, we offer a unique opportunity for members to develop their musical education and experience within a friendly and welcoming environment.  Membership includes up to ten gathering days a year; a residential weekend and the option to take part in biannual national and international tours.  DYWO is open to brass, wind and percussion musicians of intermediate and advanced ability.

DYS Space Ltd

We offer more than you’d think!

Not all services are available in all areas. Please contact your local Hub for information.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon in South West England. It is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.

Exeter Cathedral is the spiritual home for a wide diversity of people, and all who come through the door are warmly welcome. The treasures we hold, even the Cathedral itself, tell the story of our City and Region, and some, such as the Exeter Book, part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World project, tell the story of our language itself. For over 900 years, through worship, memorials and music, Exeter Cathedral has told stories of conquest and revolution, and of deep devotion, prayer and service. We look forward to welcoming you as you take your place within that story.

Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper, Dean of Exeter

Exeter Children's Orchestra

Exeter Children's Orchestra offers children and young people aged 7-18 the chance to play a wide variety of music in a fun, friendly and safe environment. New members are always welcome and there are no scary auditions! 

Exeter City Council

A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England.Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is rich and long. This is reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions including its unique Underground Passages, free Red Coat Guided Tours, magnificent Cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside. Exeter is also home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof! Exeter has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene is embraced by proud locals, and the diverse mix of eateries here has put it firmly on the map as one of the foodie capitals of the South West. Head to the West Quarter or the cobbled Gandy Street to discover great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars.

Exeter Phoenix

Bang in the heart of the city, Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world class multi-artform venue, and home to several art galleries, a theatre, cinema, film production resources, a radio station, print workshop and recording studios, all centred around a buzzing café bar.

As well as hosting hundreds of music, film, art and performance events every year, we nurture a thriving arts scene through our Creative Hub, which supports emerging artists, musicians, theatre companies and filmmakers.

Exeter University

The University of Exeter in Exeter, Devon, and Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, offers research and study in sciences, social sciences, business, humanities and arts.

Exeter Young Strings

Exeter Young Strings is a music organisation for children and teenagers aged 4 – 19 dedicated to the promotion of string playing in small chamber groups and quartets.

Pursue your love of music with us, develop your musical potential, learn true musicianship.

You will get individual tuition with great professional teachers and group work with wonderful friends.

Join EYS – learn to play, make friends, be challenged!

Folk South West

Folk South West is the folk arts development organisation for the South West of England - working to stimulate enjoyment, participation and creativity in the music, song, dance and traditions of the South West.


Online Music School - Learn to play Guitar, Bass, Keyboard & Drums. You will love our award-winning interactive guitar lessons, bass lessons, keyboard lessons & drum lessons. they have been designed to get you playing right from the first lesson! Suitable for learners of all ages, you can learn anywhere, anytime, with our online music school.

Music Hubs, Colleges & Schools - Quality whole class instrumental lessons. Give every student in your class and school the opportunity to play guitar, bass, keyboard & drums. Teachers lead the class and support learning, students work with their instruments and computers; individually, in groups, or at home.

Instrumental Music Services (IMS)

IMS is a rapidly expanding music service that provides instrumental tutors to over 85 schools, colleges and universities across the South West. We offer premium standard tuition at a realistic cost to parents, sometimes half that charged by other music services.

JJ's Music School

Welcome to JJ’s Music School, set up in September 2006. For many, this will be the start of your musical journey. This can be a short sight seeing tour or a path that lasts a lifetime and brings many opportunities your way – like it has for me.'
‘Whether you are starting as a child or later in life, beginner or advanced musician, JJ’s Music School will provide a professional, creative and enjoyable service with dedicated teaching and administrative staff throughout your journey.’
Joanna Walling BMus (Hons), PGCE (PCE)

JUTP Music

JUTP Music is a registered charity who offer creative opportunities for musicians of all ages. Nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education in 2010, we are committed to delivering high quality tuition and empowering our young musicians to realise their potential. We are delighted to be supported by Making Music UK.

Kagemusha Taiko

Kagemusha Taiko Group are performing in a series of shows in 2017 that will take them from Dusseldorf, to London, Bristol, Exeter and beyond.

Music Devon

Music Devon is a co-operative of music teachers in the Devon area. We offer peripatetic teaching for a range of musical instruments, and voice, and work with parents and schools to improve music provision across the County. Our teachers are CRB checked, qualified, and interviewed by us to ensure they meet our high standards of tuition. We can offer teaching across Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Piano, Voice, Guitars & Keyboard, as well as other, more eclectic instruments, and in a whole range of musical styles and genres. Please see Services For Students for a full range of supported studies.

Music for Youth

Music for Youth is a national youth music charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and progression opportunities, regardless of background or musical style. Established in 1970, our mission is simple: we believe that music, and the chance to participate in high-quality musical activities, should be open to every young person. Music for Youth is about nurturing not only the next generation of musical talent, but the next generation full stop. Whether you're a virtuoso violinist, or blindingly-skilled beatboxer, a young person who's never had the chance to experience live music, or the leader of a primary school choir just starting out, we have something for you, or for the young people you work with.

National Youth Jazz Collective

Welcome to the National Youth Jazz Collective, a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation that supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician. NYJC focuses on small group improvisation and creates a pathway of progression designed to support young jazz musicians from beginner to emerging professionals. We offer a rolling programme of regional activities across England, including the National Youth Jazz Summer School, and support the needs of regional educators and music leaders. NYJC was founded in 2006 by its Artistic Director Issie Barratt in collaboration with a roster of over 40 world class jazz musicians and educators.

New Devon Opera

Devon Opera is the only professional opera company based in Devon. It offers a programme of intimate and affordable performances designed to complement the large-scale productions of the national touring companies. We believe opera is for everybody and as well as opera enthusiasts, we wish to attract "first timers" to experience the pleasure of fine singing and beautiful music in some of the most magical settings in Devon.

New Music in the South West

New Music in the South West (NMSW) is a Bristol based non-profit organisation running a music and education project serving the south-west of England. We promote classical music as a vital, living art form that exists for the benefit of everyone regardless of age or background. We aim to take our concerts and post-concert discussions beyond the usual concert-going public, to new, young audiences and we play a crucial role in supporting the development of the region’s best young musicians through talks, composition workshops and our annual composition competition.

North Devon Music Centre

The North Devon Music Centre is a non profit organisation that helps young (and young at heart) people who are learning to play an instrument to enjoy making music together through ensemble playing.

Paritor Ensemble

Ensemble is a comprehensive tuition management system designed for use by performing arts and music organisations. As the leading tool in its field, Ensemble enables tuition providers to perform all administrative and management functions in one user friendly, unified system.

Plymouth Music Zone

Plymouth Music Zone is an award winning music charity that believes passionately in the power of music to reach out & help transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children, young people & adults across Plymouth and beyond...

Plymouth Youth Music Service

Plymouth Music Education Hub (PMEH) consists of a wide range of music organisations working in partnership to provide high quality music education for the children and young people of Plymouth. Our hub, led by Plymouth Youth Music Service (PYMS), currently engages over 4000 children and young people in weekly musical activities across the city.

Sound Gallery

Sound Gallery Studios is a professional recording studio with professional recording, mixing and mastering facilities and rehearsal spaces run by social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC at Exeter Phoenix in the cultural heart of the city. Built in 2008 and renovated in 2010, the studio offers a wide range of integrated recording solutions (ProTools and Logic Pro systems), rehearsal and workshop spaces for artist development and an education iMac suite from which we deliver our music technology courses, work experience and accessibility programmes: SiMPTI and Access to SiMPTI. Sound Gallery hosts a unique music technology and music industry event in the Southwest, the Analogue to Digital Music Expo and a range of masterclasses, seminars and talks with special guests and music industry experts. Sound Gallery is dedicated to the development of original creative works produced by talented musicians and to the provision of music-making and training opportunities, especially for young people aged 12-25 years who are at risk of social exclusion.


SoundLaunch presents : soundcheck sessions

Venue: Totnes Progressive School, Victoria Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5EF - situated around the back of The Mansion in Totnes, past the new library

Time: Weekly on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4pm – 7pm

Type and Level: Sessions in songwriting, recording and performance.

This is for groups of singers, songwriters and instrumentalists (13yrs – 21yrs) to fine tune their music, get tailor-made music training and experience a variety of performing and ensemble playing  opportunities. Mentoring experience and setting up student-led sessions are also available.





South West Music School

South West Music School is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and a music charity working with talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers aged 8 – 18 years in the South West of England. In some circumstances, we can take students up to age 20. Please contact us to discuss this if you are 18+ and interested in applying. Due to the geographical nature of the South West, we are not building based but are a ‘virtual’ school working with young people on an individual basis in their local area.


Superact exists to help people gain access to arts based projects and initiatives that deliver awareness, principally within the healthcare, education and criminal justice systems. It might be helping a person with dementia maintain stronger links with a fading past, helping a young offender discover a sense of self-worth and self-expression that might prevent re-offending, or giving children the chance to experience the creativity of other cultures.

Tavistock Music Academy

Welcome to Tavistock Music Academy. Our academy is held on Friday afternoons at Tavistock College, and is open to students aged between 7 and 18. Our friendly staff team is clearly committed to providing a happy, inspiring environment in which all students, regardless of ability, are able to share in the process of music making. Above all, our aim is for our students to love music as much as we do!

The Collective

The Collective has been 8 years in the making, starting off as a small group of young people with a shared interest in music based in Exmouth’s youth centre, growing into a well-respected and greatly sought-after project.


The concept is simple:

We take young peoples passion in the arts and create volunteering opportunities for them to shine. We now have young people (15-19 years old) from all over Exeter, East and Mid Devon who volunteer for us to deliver music workshops for their peers. We have worked with thousands of young people over the past few years.

This project has been noticed nationwide, and has been externally funded, and commissioned, to deliver a wide range of projects from tackling access for young people in rural isolation, working with young carers, young offenders, young people in care and young people with disabilities.

We have many strong partners in our communities who rely on us to support wider agendas, from delivering training to music leaders in the private and third sector to supporting the work of The Devon Educational Music Hub.

Our reputation is built upon strong youth work values, instilled by professional Devon Youth Service Staff, all our young volunteers are inducted into the project in a professional way and are offered all manner of accredited outcomes that have been highlighted as good practice and spotlighted by national media and partners – of course we also use the most up to date music technology and are very accessible to teenagers!

The Collective has a commitment to empowering young people to make decisions and as such we have a constituted range of decision making within our project, the young people are responsible for our project plans, social networking, designing workshops and new methods of working, website upkeep and everything in-between.

Torbay and South Devon Music Centre

Music Centre members enjoy playing their instruments together, and improving their musical skills. Orchestras and bands are led by experienced musicians and there are opportunities to play in concerts and weekly rehearsals. There are groups for players of all standards and ages, particularly under 25’s.

Two Moors Festival

Welcome to the Two Moors Festival, renowned as one of the leading classical music festivals in the UK. Through world-class performances and learning and participation programmes, we bring remarkable live music experiences to irresistible locations across the South West.

Wolf and Water Arts Company

Wolf + Water Arts Company use arts techniques creatively and as part of the therapeutic process with groups who are socially, mentally or physically challenged.

Wren Music

Wren is a music charity with over 30 years’ experience in delivering all aspects of community music. We are based in Devon but provide our services in the wider South West as well as work with partners nationally and internationally. Our mission is to work with music and culture in order to educate, to inspire creativity, to promote inclusion and to celebrate identity and diversity. We work with all ages, from early years to 80 plus, and we work in a variety of settings from schools to theatres and from the street to residential homes. Our professional staff are all trained music educators and work under a strong quality ethos.

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England