Barnsley Music Education Hub website now has new features which we really hope will support schools. As well as a new Online Learning section that was developed last term, we have also been working hard to reduce the amount of printed paper resources that we use, therefore we have included the following documents online:

·         Pupil Practice Diary

·         Pupil Handbook (Lots of information about how lessons work)

·         New Starter Form (Pink Form)

Here is The link to these documents:


Newsletter Autumn Term Nursery

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Tricky Tune

We are enjoying learning this tricky, but very funky, classic melody. Here’s our take on Beethoven’s 5th symphony!

Generous Gift

We were delighted to receive a very generous donation from one of our precious, music loving families. Our beautiful piano will enhance many music lessons, performances, and magical moments in the future! Thank you.

Charanga time!

We love playing and performing as soloists and with our group! We sang, played and listened with attention to detail. Our recall is coming along well too!

Brand New Brass Lessons

Here are our newest brass musicians. They have really enjoyed class brass lessons and have decided to take up the offer of small group lessons. Welcome to the team.

Mrs P and Mrs S were ‘blown away’ with the array of talents on offer during the two days of auditions. All of our #incrediblecommunity are in for an absolute treat!

Glorious Food

The musical theatre season is officially underway. Check out this VERY hungry chorus, in after school rehearsal.

National Youth Brass Band Competition 2022

Our coachload of excited brass musicians left Birkwood early on Saturday morning. They were heading for Corby Business Academy in Corby, Northamptonshire to perform alongside youth bands from all over England! Birkwood brass were a credit to their school and family throughout the day; their showcase received excellent feedback, cheers, and enthusiastic applause.

This truly was a community day to remember. Here’s a snapshot of our day down south.


Mrs M was delighted with this pianist’s beautifully paced, well phrased and accurate playing today! This is the first piece in her new music book. Keep up the great work.


Inspired by a short motif used in a glockenspiel accompaniment, she composed her first piece of music.

Perfect Preparations

Our Brilliant Birkwood Brass stars are in training for their upcoming appearance at the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Corby. Have a listen – we know you’ll be impressed.

Keeping the Pulse

The Butterflies showed concentration and focus during their Charanga music lesson. We worked in pairs to help us hear the rhythm and keep the pulse, and we enjoyed ourselves!

Singing as an Ensemble

The Year 6 children listened to a New Year’s carol and appraised it. Them, the children learned the words to each verse and the chorus. The children then performed the song, beautifully, together.