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Dudley Performing Arts (DPA) has long been at the forefront of music education in the Dudley borough, both in the classroom and other community settings.

We have a track record of outstanding achievements and are proud of our long term partnership arrangements with schools. We have an understanding of local need and are always here for help and advice.

Our greatest resource is our staff team – professionals dedicated to specialising in instrumental, dance and vocal teaching. DPA staff members build up close working relationships with schools and we like to think of ourselves as part of the school and not just a visitor. Our experienced and qualified teachers can assist your school in ensuring you are delivering the core roles of the National Plan for Music Education and your wider arts offer.

We aim to visit every maintained school and academy in Dudley to help us understand need and shape our offer. If you would like to talk about options please get in touch and browse through our offer.

Curriculum planning

Planning an effective curriculum is an essential aspect of arts delivery. Our schemes of work are tailored to individual schools/student need and have been developed to promote a holistic approach to learning.

We have planning in place for all of our work from nurseries through to diploma level students at Sixth Form colleges. Our staff are happy to share planning with schools and welcome the opportunity to dove tail our work into school planning.

Services for schools

Our offer for schools is based on DPA providing experienced staff to deliver specialist tuition. Every school has different needs and our programmes are shaped to meet individual school requirements. An overview of our offer along with costs can be seen in Services for schools


We have a history of delivering one off projects for schools and continually develop in house projects that schools can engage with.

Projects for schools include
  • African Drumming/Samba Days
  • Vocal Workshops
  • curriculum linked Dance sessions 
In house projects include
  • massed singing events
  • Live Music in Schools performances
  • opportunities for students to form large scale orchestras
  • events with partner organisations such as the BBC or Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dudley Music Education Hub

Dudley Performing Arts is the led partner in the Dudley Music Education Hub. Our main area of work is securing partnership agreements to work with schools to deliver/support activity during the school day.

In addition we deliver a range of musical activities for the hub outside of school time.

Dudley Music Education Hub Performance Groups

Resources for Schools