Our mission

Durham Music Education Hub's mission is to ensure that all children and young people, regardless of their ability and background, have access to the best quality music education. The hub’s wide range of meaningful partnerships will facilitate greater opportunities to experience diverse and compelling pathways, providing real and relevant musical experiences for all our children and young people, students and staff. We will ensure that the hub sustains and extends the outstanding quality of teaching and learning which has been disseminated at a national level.

Partnership working is at the hub’s heart, consolidating and diversifying relationships by exploring and building a range of new partnerships to maximise reach and impact in order to fulfil our core and extension roles to maximum effect.


  • Deliver and lead on a high quality musical offer for all.
  • Give all children first access to music and clear progression routes thereafter.
  • Co-ordinate and assure quality of instrumental and vocal tuition, and all other music-making activities including ensembles.
  • Contribute to raising standards in schools and communities.
  • Sustain effective recruitment and retention of teachers and workforce development.
  • Represent value for money and best efficiency in everything we do.