Help us to change the lives of more children in Birmingham, through the power of music.

At Services For Education, we know that music changes lives. By providing our music ensembles for free, we ensure that children in Birmingham have the opportunity to learn a new instrument, to feel socially connected and to find and share a passion and skill with others, no matter what their background is.

YOU Can Make a Difference. Any donation, small or large, will make a huge difference to the children we support in Birmingham.

why we do what we do

At Services For Education, we know that music has a profound impact on children, because we witness it every day.

We have a vision to reach as many children across Birmingham, sending them on a journey through music, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances; music for all. We want to raise awareness and important funds to be able to reach more people, enabling change across Birmingham, through music.

As part of that mission, every year, we bring together 2,000 young people from across Birmingham and form over 70 ensembles, specialising in a variety of instruments.

Feel free to get in touch with us using our online contact form.

“In times where arts and the education are feeling great strain, the Music Service’s role has become even more important.”

“Through Services For Education, I was able to have free instrumental tuition, free instrument loans and access to free coached ensembles ranging from their Big Band through to their Symphony Orchestra. They equipped me with all the tuition and tools that I needed throughout my 10 years with them completely free of charge. In times where arts and the education are feeling great strain, the Music Service’s role has become even more important. Music education can be a life changer and a lifesaver; it can level the playing field and provide people with the skills they will need to tackle an increasing challenging and demanding work.”

XHOSA COLE – ENSEMBLES MEMBER

“I Just wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the opportunities the music service gave to me”

“More than anything this is just a thank you and a testimony to the music service and the staggering work you all do. I’ve just finished my first year of freelancing after graduating from the RCM and have been incredibly lucky to have performed with most of London’s major orchestras, including London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and I’ve also been incredibly lucky to have played Principal Horn with English National Opera and London Chamber Orchestra. The further I progress in my career, the more and more I get back to thinking that I just wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the opportunities that the music service gave to me.”

JACOB BAGBY – ENSEMBLES MEMBER

our ensemble success stories

Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience and enjoy music.

YOU Can Make a Difference. Any donation, small or large, will make a huge difference to the children we support in Birmingham.

about services for education

Services For Education is a unique charity that uses the power of learning and of music to create and build confidence amongst children, young people and adults in communities across the West Midlands.

Formed in 2012, Services For Education delivers educational programmes to support the wider community to become the best people they can be, regardless of their background.

Registered Charity Number: 1148848

Our charity is overseen by a dynamic board of Trustees:

Chair of Trustees: Martin Chitty
Trustees:  Sarah Smith, Selwyn Calvin, Matthew Clements-Wheeler, Laura Williams, Mark Bolton, Paul Davies and Clive Stone

We bring learning and music to life.