About us

Our vision

Devon & Torbay Music Education Hubs believe all children and young people should have the opportunity to enjoy, achieve and celebrate through music.

Our mission

We work with schools, music educators and a range of local, regional and national partner organisations to provide an inclusive, diverse and relevant music education offer for all children and young people.

What we do

As part of a network of Music Education Hubs across England, we are supported using public funding from the DfE and Arts Council England, and tasked with delivering the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education and ensuring that all schools engage with the Schools Music Education Plan (SMEP). Devon & Torbay Music Education Hubs are led by Devon Education Services, part of Devon County Council.

Our values

Collaboration, Creativity, Efficiency, Equality, Excellence, Knowledge, Resilience

Our aims

  • To ensure every child and young person has equal access to music
  • To help children and young people fulfil their musical potential
  • To support all schools in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, with music at its heart

Our team

Devon Music Education Hub Advisory Board

  • Tim Baker
  • Cllr Christine Channon (Vice Chair)
  • Lewis Gibbs (Hub Lead)
  • Tracy Hill
  • Anne Hudson
  • Richard Jones (Chair)
  • Jane Parker
  • Cllr Andrew Leadbetter
  • David Perkins
  • Sarah Pickering
  • Dame Janet Ritterman
  • Ian Rogers

Torbay Music Education Hub Advisory Board

  • Louise Darvid
  • Liz Hill
  • Tom Deam
  • Richard Jones (Chair)
  • Lewis Gibbs (Hub Lead)