Schools: Specialist 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 specialist schools.

Simply check out the different options available and once you are ready, click through to the request your upgrade form below and submit your order.

It couldn’t be easier, sign up today!

Request your upgrade

Instrumental Offer

One LMS teacher and 8 instruments for one hour per week for one term. Please indicate which instrument you would like on the form.

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.

Ableton Push 2:

You can benefit from the rental of up to 15 Push 2 instruments for the academic year. This supports the innovative collaboration between LMS and Ableton.


LMS will cover the cost of your Artsmark submission fee.


Charanga Musical School

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.

Bespoke Charanga Training

A session for your teachers all about how to tailor the Charanga resources for the needs of your pupils to deliver the National Curriculum, including using iPads in the classroom.

Bespoke Charanga Training:


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. All of these workshops can be bespoke to your school and be adapted to fit the needs of your pupils, More Music will consult with you once you have made your choice from their offers.

Participatory music making

This can involve a musician performing or creating songs with pupils that they can join in with vocally and/or with simple instruments such as percussion, plus music-based games/activities to promote engagement and communication. Suitable for groups with a wide range of needs.

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.

Spring into Samba

Samba Drumming

We draw on over 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.


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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Composition/Creativity Software

Soundtrap and Noteflight – 70 users


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