School Music Service

Also known as: Brenda James Trust, Instrumental Tuition, Isle of Wight Music Education Hub, Music Centre, Wight Music Tuition

Service Description: From Sept 2015 the council's music service is being provided in a different way.

The Isle of Wight Music Education Hub will be an independent body that commissions the First Access music lessons in schools, supports ensemble music, the singing strategy, supports the increase of young people playing music on the island and has a responsibilty to oversee the music curriculum in schools.

The address for the hub Is Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

Instrumental and ensemble lessons will still be provided by the same group of committed and professional music teachers under their new cooperative name Wight Music Tuition.

The Music Centre will continue to operate in the same way as before and will continue with its programme of developing the talent of groups of young musicians in playing together.

The existing offer to young island musicians will continue under the new arrangements:
including an extensive programme of workshops & concerts with the Saturday morning Music Centre, which meets on 24 term-time weekend basis

Full information can be found at the Isle of Wight Music Centre website.