Brighton & Hove Music & Arts works closely with colleagues in schools to promote participation, ensure access and raise standards in music and dance. As lead partner in SoundCity: Brighton & Hove, the music education hub for the city we are committed to working with schools to deliver the core roles set out in the National Plan for Music Education.


All our instrumental teachers are DBS checked and attend annual Safeguarding training.


We offer a broad range of learning opportunities to every school and college in the city. Activities offered include:

  • Soundmakers – whole-class instrumental learning programme for KS2

  • Small group and individual instrumental and vocal lessons KS1-5

  • Targeted intervention programmes

  • Partnership projects with schools, the wider community and SoundCity partners

  • A menu of workshops and short courses for events such as Arts week

  • A menu of CPD/curriculum support for teachers

  • Secondary and Special Schools Music Teachers Network

  • Primary Teachers Peer Learning Network

  • Extra-curricular music activities in schools, delivered by BHMA teachers

National Curriculum for Music

The new National Curriculum came into effect in September 2014. Please click here for more information on the primary and secondary curriculum and the Assessment and Progression framework developed by Dr Alison Daubney and teachers from SoundCity: Brighton & Hove.