Music Service

The EA Music Service offers access to the world of music making, providing potentially life changing musical experiences that are relevant and engaging.

Support for schools young musicians and parents

The Music Service intend to relaunch the majority of school based lessons the week beginning Monday 28 September 2020. Our tutors will return to schools where possible and begin 1:1 and small group lessons, following approved guidance. If you would like to contact your child’s tutor or have any other queries relating to your child’s tuition, please contact the relevant address below:

Office Area Contact
Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Omagh, Strabane, Fermanagh
Portadown, Dungannon, Newry


As well as receiving advice and resources directly from your child’s tutor, there are a number of online resources that the Music Service would recommend for making music at home.


Our first priority, when we return to full operational status, will be to issue refunds for all lessons not delivered due to the current Covid-19 situation, either to the school or directly to the parent/guardian, depending on how the payment was initially made.

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About the Music Service

The Music Service has a long and proud history, with over 50 years of experience in delivering inclusive music education in Northern Ireland.

Through our passion, commitment and standards of excellence we have provided exciting, engaging, child-centred musical experiences for hundreds of thousands of children and young people.

We continue to provide vibrant, high quality, professional music education for our children and young people.

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Our Aim

Picture of earphones and a not which reads Music equals LifeOur Aim is to encourage young people to enjoy music.

We believe passionately that the process of learning to play a musical instrument or to sing offers immense benefits for children and young adults, not only in terms of educational development but also in regard to enhanced physical well-being, the promotion of personal skills and attributes, as well as wider social awareness.

Through a highly skilled team of professional tutors, we inspire, support and challenge pupils to attain personal goals and to reinforce the value of music in a broad and balanced education.

In addition to our school based service, we offer pupils opportunities to participate in large scale performance opportunities, through our numerous Orchestra’s, Bands and ensembles, bringing young people from across the province together in a celebration of all that is best in Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 22/09/2020