Hertfordshire Music Service, as the Lead Partner for Hertfordshire Music Education Hub, works with a range of organisations who share the same core values for supporting and inspiring vulnerable children and young people through music and creative experiences. Please find details here of some of our partners and their work.

Organisations supporting Young People with SEND


Act One Arts Base are an inclusive dance company that exists because dance improves life experiences. They make exciting performances and build a community around their dancers.



Drake Music are leaders in music, disability and technology. We are innovators, educators, curators and advocates. We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music. We use new technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all.

Our vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.

Paul Whittaker is an inspiring speaker, musician, performer and workshop leader who is also profoundly deaf. For over 28 years he has been entertaining and educating people about music and deafness across the UK and beyond, at schools and colleges, conferences and theatres, courses and training events.


The Virtual School to follow

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Community Partners


Creative Hertfordshire is a free online resource that allows anyone within the creative business and arts community in Hertfordshire to showcase work, share latest news, events and projects, and network with others.


The Arsenal Foundation uses the power of football and the Arsenal name to inspire and support young people in north London and across the globe.
Just knowing Arsenal cares can be a huge source of motivation for individuals facing difficulties in their lives.

Youth Music are a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. We believe everyone should have the chance to make music. Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too. We know that those facing difficulties – economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues – are often the ones who get the most out of music-making. Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.

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 Information for families


Hertfordshire’s SEND Local Offer is your one-stop shop for information, support, services and activities available for children and young people with special educational needs, and their families. The Local Offer has been created by parents and professionals.
If you need help finding out more about special educational needs and disabilities we can help.


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