Schools: Secondary School Music Upgrade

Play Music, Make Music with Lancashire Music Hub Music Upgrades!

The Lancashire Music Hub partners have put together a fantastic FREE musical offer, designed specifically for secondary schools.

Simply check out the different options available and once you are ready, click through to the online form at the bottom of this page, tick your options on the form and submit your order.

It couldn’t be easier, sign up today!

Instrumental Offer:

One LMS teacher and 8 instruments for one hour per week for one term. Please indicate which instrument you would like (strings, woodwind or brass) on the form.


Consultancy of two half days (2.5 hours) or one full day (5 hours) with a secondary music consultant.

Lancashire Rocks:

Formerly known as ‘Musical Futures’ you can access rock band instruments and a Lancashire Rocks teacher in your school for one term for an hour per week. The delivery will be based around the Musical Futures band skills project.


LMS will cover the cost of your Artsmark submission fee.

*All current LMS customers will also receive a £100 deduction from this year’s tuition fees as well as an upgrade*


Charanga Musical School

NEW: Charanga Secondary

A complete package of practical contemporary resources with a creative app suite that includes a full-function online DAW.


Music and the Modern World

Six interactive 6-week Units covering popular curriculum themes: Lyrics, Hooks and Structure – Improvisation, Melody and Chords – What is a Musical Theme? – Melody that Tells a Story – Stems, Loops, Lyrics and Melody – Create Your Own Hit Song!

VIP Studio Sessions 2.0

A brand-new version of Charanga’s award-winning VIP programme. VIP supports the teaching and learning of contemporary music genres and is the perfect introduction to music technology and production.

Everyone Can Sing with Mark De-Lisser

A new concept in Secondary school singing, designed and presented by the inspirational Mark De-Lisser, 6 popular songs expertly arranged for Unison and/or SAT with in-depth video tutorials, rehearsal and performance videos, and backing tracks. Students can use the videos to learn their parts individually outside school – useful for socially distanced singing.

Creative Apps Suite:


A full-function, mobile-friendly, online DAW for every student, supporting audio recording and MIDI input.

Music Notepad

A great way to teach, learn and practise the written language of music.

1 package – many uses. Find out more about Charanga Secondary.


Book More Music for a full day or two half days to deliver one of the following creative and inspiring workshops, led by talented musicians with substantial teaching and performing experience.

Music Masterclasses:

A one off masterclass with a professional musician with first-hand music industry experience and knowledge, bespoke to your school or college. Aimed at Sixth Form pupils and FE college students with a passion for music, these are inspiring sessions which in the past have covered music production, songwriting for the music industry, drumming, harmony singing and improvisation.

Beatboxing and Rap:

Learn the techniques for creating beats with just your voice and a microphone, these sessions can particularly engage teenage boys who are reluctant to be involved in vocal work.  The session can also include writing lyrics, which helps develop literacy and links to poetic and linguistic devices.

Chinese Music Making:

Experience the musical heritage of China and try out different traditional Chinese instruments such as the Ruan (moon guitar) and Dizi (flute).  We have Chinese percussion of all shapes and sizes and can teach classes new rhythms and traditional songs to sing.  We can also bring a Chinese dragon and share the significance of its place in Chinese culture.

Samba Drumming:

We draw on 20 years’ experience of performing and teaching Samba music, and use traditional Brazilian teaching techniques; vocalising then beating the rhythms.  We can bring a whole array of kit, such as drums, bells and shakers so everyone can be involved.

West African Drumming:

A fun, simple and inclusive drumming workshop, we use authentic djembes (made from wood and goatskin).  They are hand percussion instruments so no sticks are required and work well with call and response group exercises building complex rhythms over time.


Working with experienced and talented songwriters to create and record new songs, these workshops are great for developing language, creativity and self-expression.  It can link with any thematic or curriculum area of your choice, utilising different musical genres, music tech and styles to make something new.


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Focus on Sound Pro:

An engaging, interactive and authoritative online resource to enhance teaching and learning music – accessible anywhere, anytime on any device. Packed with hundreds of lessons, GCSE and A Level content, and self-marking tests drawing on an extensive encyclopedia of instruments, terms, composers, technology and theory. With the Pro features for content and test creation, Focus on Sound Pro provides a robust platform to develop a customised curriculum resource for unlimited users in your school.

Download the Focus On Sound Brochure here




Soundtrap and Noteflight – 70 users


Aural and Theory:

AuraliaFirst and MusitionFirst – 150 users

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