NMS Partners

Nottingham Music Service works in collaboration with fantastic organisations in and around Nottingham. By supporting each other's initiatives, we are able to widen participation in arts and culture, and reach children and young people across the city. See below for a snapshot of hub partners.


BeatFeet provide drumming, dance & well-being workshops & events for businesses, schools & communities. They bring the heart of global musical cultures to teams, classrooms and communities all over the UK. Proud partners of Nottingham Music Service since September 2021, BeatFeet offer Early Years music making provision and performances of their musical theatre piece, A Party in the Rainforest, as well as exciting group hand drumming workshops for young learners. These sessions are available for all schools in Nottingham.

OHMI Trust

The One-Handed Musical Instrument (OHMI) Trust pioneers the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled.OHMI’s objective is to remove the barriers to music-making so as to enable full and undifferentiated participation in musical life. Partnering with The OHMI Trust, the Nottingham Music Hub and other organisations, the First Access Programme was launched by Creative United in 2019 to enable disabled children to participate fully in Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET).

MishMash Productions

MishMash’s mission is to introduce every child in the UK (no matter their socio-economic background) to live classical music via experiences where they feel welcome, and where they can enjoy and engage with the music. Alongside performing in theatres and concert venues, MishMash tour their productions to schools & libraries using pop-up sets to transform familiar spaces.

Making Tracks

Based around the twin themes of musical traditions and the natural world, Making Tracks brings together eight exceptional musicians each year to showcase diverse music and initiate new collaborations during a two-week residency and two-week tour. They bring together exceptional emerging artists and more experienced musicians deserving of wider recognition.

Creative United

Creative United is a company committed to supporting the growth and development of the arts and creative industries. They work with partners across the public and private sectors to design and deliver programmes that enable economic growth and social impact.

Nottingham Schools Trust

The Nottingham Schools Trust is a collaborative partnership focusing on improving education for the children of Nottingham. The Trust offers a unique opportunity to bring together all types of schools including maintained primary, special schools and academies.

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