About Doncaster Music Service

Doncaster's Music Service provides music to all ages and all backgrounds and believes that the opportunity to play a musical instrument should be available to every child, regardless of financial or social circumstances.


  • to help provide a rich and responsive music education for Doncaster children
  • to assist schools in their efforts to raise standards in music, and
  • to support music as an educational and leisure pursuit in the local community at large

A full music support service is offered to all schools.

Each week, pupils from all over the Borough come to the William Appleby Music Centre in Doncaster to take part in one or more of the many activities, including orchestras, bands, guitar groups, recorder groups and theory classes. The young people play music together, make new friends and, perhaps above all, have fun. There is a place for everyone.

If you need any more information you can complete the eform, email the Music Service wamc@doncaster.gov.uk or telephone 01302 327444.

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The Music Hub

Doncaster Music Education Hub is a collection of partners working together to provide every child in Doncaster the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, and to perform as an ensemble regardless of race or gender. The Hub partnership is led by Doncaster Music Service who have over 80 years of experience in music education, and darts (Doncaster Community Arts), a national portfolio organisation working collaboratively with a wide range of strategic partners to create a rich tapestry of musical opportunities for the young people in Doncaster.


Doncaster is one of 123 Music Hubs across England which were formed following a review carried out by Darren Henley, (Managing Director of Classic FM). The review was commissioned by the Department for Education, which evaluated the effectiveness of music education in England.

The review came up with the concept of Music Education Hubs. The Hubs were commissioned through the Arts Council to ensure music organisations, schools and music educators work together to ensure every child in England benefits from the wide range of musical opportunities they provide.

The following partners have signed up to working with the hub

Last updated: 01 June 2020 15:46:39