Supporting schools and music-making across music hubs

Music Hubs

Large numbers of schools engage with their local music hub for support across different areas of music education.

Large numbers of schools also engage with Charanga for help with Schemes, online resources, training and CPD to support their music provision.

Working together, we can join things up to make sure schools, and more importantly, children and young people, have the very best of all worlds.

Our partnerships with Music Hubs

Today, over 80% of Music Hubs in the UK collaborate with Charanga. In the best of these collaborations, deep partnerships have formed where, in an atmosphere of trust and with a shared vision, strategic cooperation provides outstanding levels of support for schools and, more widely, for music-making across the Hub.

New to Charanga?

Music Hub managers who don’t know us or haven’t worked with us recently often don’t know what we do.

A call with Charanga’s Head of Education Partnerships, Mark Cardy (a former Music Hub senior leader), can provide you with up-to-date information about the type of work we do with other Music Hubs around the country. It’s also a chance for Mark to hear about the particular challenges you face and perhaps suggest how you might test the water with us without committing lots of resource.

Have a relationship with us but not using its full potential?

Let us bring you up to speed with the things we can help you with and share some examples of collaborations that create value for everyone involved.

About Charanga

Outside of our work with Music Hubs, do look at some of the broader educational initiatives we are involved in, particularly around access and inclusion, personalised and distance learning, and educational technology development. You may be surprised to learn how our work with Youth Music, Arts Award, Awards for Young Musicians and others resonates with your own strategic priorities.

Help and support

Mark Cardy
Mark Cardy
Head of Education Partnerships

+44 (0)7793 503907

Mark Cardy is the Head of Education Partnerships at Charanga and works with Music Services, Hubs, and schools UK-wide.

He began his career in music education nearly 25 years ago as a brass teacher for Surrey Arts and Berkshire Maestros before becoming Head of Brass, Head of Wider Opportunities, and later, Senior Instrumental Leader at Surrey. As a qualified secondary music teacher, Mark combined his music service role with class teaching for several years and fully understands the music education landscape.

Alongside his role at Charanga, Mark continues to teach brass and conducts the Surrey County Youth Wind and Camberley Youth Wind Orchestras.