We Change Lives Using the Power of Music

Music makes a huge difference to confidence, mental health and happiness. Support our charity and you’ll be supporting hundreds of disadvantaged children and vulnerable adults to learn new, valuable skills, boost their confidence and communication, and to feel part of a community.

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“A wonderful opportunity you are giving to adults. Congratulations on this amazing project.”

“I just wanted to send you a message to say how amazing M and my dad found Tiger Tiger – when I called my dad after work he was absolutely buzzing about it and it sounded incredible!! Both M and the other service user who went got so much from it. I had a tear in my eye when my dad was talking to me about it all and how much M communicated non verbally. I really hope it is successful for you all because it is such a wonderful opportunity you are giving to adults like M. I really hope there is one session in a half term so that I can go with M!!! Congratulations on this amazing project. Best wishes, E’“

EMILY – TIGER TIGER PROJECT PARTICIPANT

“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 – MUSIC SERVICE PUPIL 2005-2012

our current projects

sfe free music ensembles

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

All of our ensemble members are nurtured and supported by our skilled professional tutors and conductors, developing their confidence and musical abilities.

Members will also take part in memorable performances on the stages of Birmingham’s most prestigious venues, celebrating their musical achievements to packed audiences.

We do not charge for our ensembles because imposing a charge would create an immediate barrier for many families who would struggle to afford these costs.

sfe music service

One of our main aims is to help bring more music to schools in England, starting in Birmingham.

We do this by offering a variety of in-school services, including special workshops, music teachers for hire, annual reporting, assembly support, advisory visits and training courses.

We have wide-ranging capabilities so if there is something music-related that a school needs, chances are, we provide it.

Our Music Service is the go-to place for music provision in Birmingham and we work with 95% of schools.

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why we do what we do...

At SFE, we know that music has a profound impact on people. Because we witness it every day.

Music has the power to improve mental health, to inspire and encourage, and to boost confidence and general happiness.

We have a vision to reach as many children and adults across England, 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 England, through music.

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

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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.

awards

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2020 Finalist
Excellence in Sales & Marketing

music and drama awards

2019 Finalist
Excellence in SEND for Music and Drama

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2019 Winners
Excellence in Training and Education

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2019 Winners
Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

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2018 Winners
Contribution to Education

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2018 Winners
Music Education Council Major Award

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2018 Silver winners
Birmingham schools' brass band championship sections

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2019 Finalists
Education Resources Awards THE EDUCATIONAL BOOK AWARD

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2018 Finalists
Excellence in Contributing to the Community

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2018 Finalist
Birmingham Post Business Non-Profit organisation award