Music Education Hubs


Funded byArts Council England Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Hub is a partnership of organisations led by Notre Dame Catholic College.


We are committed to delivering the aims of theNational Plan for Music Education, working with schools and organisations to make young people’s music in Liverpool outstanding.


Notre Dame Catholic College is delighted to lead this development together with a group of Foundation Partners who each have membership of the Management Board.



Representatives from Liverpool’s family of schools


School Improvement Liverpool Limited


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic


Liverpool City Council



Over the last few years Resonate has developed long lasting partnerships with a number of local and national organisations, click on the title below to find out more.


Liverpool Learning Partnership

Our partnership with Liverpool schools has developed through our membership of the Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP), a collaboration of learning organisations within the city of Liverpool established to retain and protect what is widely being referred to as the ‘family of Liverpool schools and other educational organisations’.


Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

The Cultural Education Partnership is the mechanism through which the major public funders, cultural and educational organisations in Liverpool operate collaboratively to both support the development of quality teaching and to ensure that the cultural sector contributes more effectively to curriculum development, educational delivery and the social and economic renewal in the City. 


North West Bridge Organisation, Curious Minds

We have worked with Curious Minds in developing the Liverpool Cultural Education partnership (see above). We have also accessed funding to support the development and implementation of Arts Awards.



Through our highly successful Music in Special Schools network we have extended our partnerships to include DaDafest and in October 2015 we started a Youth Music funded programme to develop ensemble opportunities for young people with disabilities. This activity takes place here at Resonate and is delivered in partnership with Drake, Live Music Now and Resonate.


Live Music Now

Targeted activity to support music in special schools. In 2014/15 LMN delivered 114 workshops in Liverpool schools. Funders for these projects include Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Youth Music, contributions from schools and several other trusts and foundations. Schools involved include Abbots Lea, Palmerstone, Princes, Royal School for the Blind, Primary Education Centre and Alder Hey.


Drake Music

Our partnership with Drake music consists of both delivery in schools and also supporting their development of a 2020 strategy.


Brighter Sounds

We are currently working with Brighter Sounds to develop a mentoring programme for young pop/rock artists.


Liverpool International Music Festival

Working in partnership with Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) we hosted a series of secondary school performances, showcasing ‘elite artists’ who had been successful in the LIMF Academy programme the previous year. We also worked with LIMF to present a ‘Merseyside Mozart Mash Up’ as part of the BBC music day on 5/6/15.


National Orchestra for All

The NOFA Modulo Programme, funded by Youth Music, aims to establish a teacher-led national network of NOFA Modulos that enhances ensemble music-making by 11-18 year olds in schools and communities in low-income areas and challenging circumstances. Resonate is the first music education hub to be involved in the Modulo schools programme, hosting an ensemble group as part of our resonate Music Studios activities.



In 2015 we hosted a series of in school and city wide events including a performance of Anna Meredith’s Connect It with 500 pupils on BBC Music Day. Our role as a BBC 10 Pieces Champion has been hugely rewarding allowing us to develop relationships with new schools and organisations.



Resonate’s delivery team is using Charanga extensively to support the delivery of whole class ensemble tuition, continuation activities and increasingly to support pupils continuing their learning outside the classroom through the Music World online learning site.


Other partnerships and collaborations


There are many other examples of collaborative work that have taken place in the last year with organisations such as MultiVox, Alder Hey, Milapfest, Pergoda Arts, The Jockey Club, Creative Universe, Musical Futures and Ocarina Workshops to name but a few.