Devon Music Service

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Devon Music Service promotes the uptake of musical instruments and singing. We offer Continuous Professional Development opportunities for music educators and maintain a wide variety of instruments to support whole class teaching and individual hire. We also offer a variety of ensemble experiences to support students at all levels of development and signpost to local and national opportunities. Our work is student centred, we strive to raise expectations and improve standards and we encourage people to enjoy achieving.

Many Devon Music Service initiatives demonstrate effective ways of bringing communities together and supporting children and young people through transfer stages. Working in partnership with other organisations enables the Music Service to markedly increase breadth and reach for children and young people. Arranging ‘mini-tours’ for international artists to visit Devon schools and communities has also proved to be a very successful method of inspiring both young players/singers and adults. Music Development Leader outreach is significant in linking schools and local communities to the bigger picture and helping local ideas to flourish.

Devon Music Service received a very positive report from an evaluation of the service organised by the Federation of Music Services in partnership with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) MSEP programme in Autumn 2009.  Overall, DMS received several good and outstanding judgements, including outstanding personal development and breadth, access and participation.

National Music Council/Music Education Council LEA Awards 2009

This year Devon picked up accolades in all three categories of these prestigious national music awards. This brings Devon’s total to six NMC/MEC awards in the last three years, including the Major Trophy in 2007. The awards cover:

  • Diploma of Merit – for overall service effectiveness.
  • PRS Foundation Diploma of Merit - for creative work and commitment to new music and composition across a range of activities.
  • Jazz Services' Diploma of Special Merit - for commitment to jazz education.

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We are part of the Devon Learning and Development Partnership.

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MIX 2011

The highlight of the Summer Term 2011 will be The Devon Schools Mix on 22nd June at Westpoint where there will be an exciting mix of performances, taster events and workshops in a rich variety of genres. Further details

Working with Schools

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Devon Music Service
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Exeter, EX2 7NL


Phone: 0845 155 1019


Fax: 01392 385610

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