Lancashire Music Hub

Co-operation and consolidation across Lancashire

Lancashire Music Hub brings together all opportunities for music learning in the county into one place. The Hub was established in 2013 and is made up of four key partners; Lancashire Music Service, Charanga, David Ashworth and More Music.

Because we believe that music has the power to inspire and change lives, the Hub wants to make musical learning available to all children and young people in the County. By increasing chances to participate in and enjoy great music, we can make music a vital and enriching part of more young people’s lives, help them to progress their talents and enhance their learning. Our stakeholders include:

  • Young people
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • School leadership
  • Musicians

This is a major partnership between

  • Lancashire Music Service – a national leader in good practice within formal education
  • Charanga – national leader of digital development for LMH
  • More Music – one of the UK’s foremost community music organisations
  • David Ashworth – music ICT consultant


  • 1.2 million people
  • 325 schools receive weekly whole class sessions
  • 3000 pupils engage with the MUSICAL SCHOOLS programme – more than any other hub in the country
  • 18 music centres including 3 new centres in Libraries and 3 evening centres for Rock and Pop
  • 6 county ensembles and orchestras
  • The music teaching workforce in Lancashire leads the way in the adoption of digital technologies with 68,169 hours of live online-supported teaching in 2014-15

What are we doing?

Here are some of the new initiatives that we are already starting develop through this programme:

What's more?

Please visit this page for more information.