Music Education Links

Music Education Organisations 

Music Mark Influencing Supporting & Connecting

Music Mark

A membership organisation formed in 2013 when The Federation of Music Services (FMS) and the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) merged. Every music hub lead organisation in England is a member of Music Mark, and members also include a diverse range of music education organisations, schools, teachers, individuals, and industry partners in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and overseas.

Incorporated Society of Musicians 

The Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s largest representative non-union body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. We are financially independent with no political affiliation. Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and supporting those working in the music profession. 

Music Education Council

The Music Education Council is the gathering of the UK’s most diverse and knowledgeable voices on the educational and social role of music. The Council acts as an expert advisor, facilitator of skills and knowledge sharing and enabler of change. MEC aims to help create a society where everyone benefits from the personal, social and educational value of music.

Music For Youth 

The mission of Music for Youth is to foster a love of live classical and world music, supporting the study, performance and understanding of music by students of all ages.

Music Teachers Association (MTA)

The UK’s Association for Music Teachers 

National Association of Music Educators (NAfME)

NAfME is a collaborative community that supports music educators and advocates for equitable access to music education. Read about our 2022 Strategic Plan and our vision to be an association where all people are heard, seen, and feel they belong throughout their lifelong experiences in music.

Scottish Association of Music Educators (SAME)

SAME is the professional association which represents all those involved in music education – help us to help you to engage in music education for Scotland.

Sing Up

Sing Up is a limited company which operates on a mission-driven, not-for-profit basis. All profits after tax are reinvested in developing more songs and resources or gifted to our charity, the Sing Up Foundation.


We are the UK professional association for community musicians. Since 1990, we have been proud to support, promote, and advocate for the many creative, highly-skilled and hardworking practitioners who make up the vibrant community music sector here in the UK and abroad.  

Individuals and Companies at the forefront of music education

Music Education Solutions – MES

CPD and music education consultancy for schools, hubs and music services. Director Dr Liz Stafford is a singer, musician, teacher and academic, and an inspiring, experienced and enlightened educator.

Andy Gleadhill 

Andy Gleadhill is a Musician, Educator, Author, Composer, Ethnomusicologist and Teacher Trainer.

Anna Ryder – Rowdy Music

annA rydeR is an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that, although based in folk, spans an array of genres. A multi-instrumentalist musical dynamo, she intertwines this fluency with a poetic and intimate lyricism, communicating her unique take on the world around her.


Online music resources authored by music specialists and covering Foundation up to Secondary.


A world-leading music teaching and learning platform

Multi-award-winning music teaching and learning support with complete curricula, teaching resources, music technology, online learning, CPD and training.Everything in one place.

Craig Trafford

Early Ears Music

Orly Zalel

Musical Baby Bonding

Loving Hands

Musical Baby Bonding and Baby Massage in California


Great site for ukelele and guitar players

Music Charities

Music Therapy

Supporting high quality research into the impact of music therapy and music therapy services
in the UK.

Good Vibrations

Ground-breaking Gamelan workshops in prisons and the community

The Gary Mason Charity

hand drumming as therapy

Music Workshop Organisers