Working in partnership with schools and venues and musicians throughout Wales is one of the music service’s key priorities as part of its work to celebrate the wide variety of music offered by our culture and heritage. These partners include the wider music education partnerships, such as community music groups, local youth organisations, brass bands and choirs as well as national organisations, local authorities, social partnerships and many more.

It is important that our children and young people participate in, and experience, live music and have access to digital music technology, as well as initiatives that support health and wellbeing. Our purpose as a National Music Service is to identify the opportunities to make live music, and to work with partners to ensure access for everyone to these opportunities.

As our work as a National Music Service evolves, so will this Partnership page. We aim to include more information about our various partnerships as they develop. Here are only a few examples of what has happened since we started to implement the National Music Plan in May 2022.

School children engaging in classroom activity
Over 1,000 children in Bridgend took part in these sessions in October 2023 with the Benedetti Foundation
Young musicians standing outside college with their instruments
Neath Port Talbot County Youth Brass Band taking part in a Side by Side project with music students from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the fabulous Cory Band
Wind band rehearsal
Ceredigion Music Service Wind Band rehearsing with Aberystwyth University Wind Band