"Welcome to The Mix - Luton's music education hub"

Schools and music organisations working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for young people in Luton.

Luton Music Service


We want to inspire and support all children and young people to experience exciting, rewarding, varied and high quality progressive musical experiences, individually and with others. To achieve this, we create, deliver and promote opportunities for young people to make and learn music, improve and develop the quality of music education, and champion music education.


The Benefits of Music:

How Music Helps Your Child’s Brain Grow

The Impact of Instrumental Learning on Attainment at Age 16 [PDF]

We Ignore the Arts at our Peril

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

Expose Youngsters to Classical Music

Musical Instruments in Schools – DfE written answer

The Power of Music – Professor Susan Hallam 2015 MEC Summary [PDF]

The Power of Music – Prof Susan Hallam [PDF, 2MB]

20 Important Benefits of Music in our Schools [PDF]



Luton Music Service Pupil Recruitment Film

Would your son or daughter like to learn a musical instrument? Does he or she attend a Luton school?

From May 2018, Luton Music Service will be recruiting pupils for lessons starting in September 2018. If you would like your son or daughter to be put on our waiting list, please send an email to lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk, including their name, school, current year group and preferred instrument/s.

To find out more, please watch the above video! Alternatively, you can contact Luton Music Service on 01582 538232 or at lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.


Side by Side project film


Orchestras Live, City of London Sinfonia and Luton Music Service collaborated in a project called Side by Side, which culminated in a performance at UKCCA on 15 July 2016. Young musicians from Luton Music Service’s Saturday Music Centre and Icknield Primary School’s Hearing-Impaired Provision performed alongside professional musicians. Click on the image above and read the Side by Side Evaluation Report to find out more.




Battle of the Bands Showcase

Don’t miss the Battle of the Bands Showcase on Friday 16 March 2018 at 7pm at UK Centre for Carnival Arts. Bands from Luton’s high schools, Saturday Music Centre and Luton Sixth Form College will perform a range of pop, rock, soul and rock ‘n’ roll music, and a young local DJ will entertain you throughout the evening. Entry is free.

Battle of the Bands Showcase JPEG

Bio Orchestra Project needs musicians
Local artist, Gayle Storey, is collaborating with a composer from the Royal College of Music to produce a bio orchestral score of music from Luton’s environment. The Royal College of Music will be part of a team that will rehearse and perform with students from Luton Music Service. The bio orchestral music will be performed at various venues in Luton and also at the Royal College of Music in London.

If you are still at school and wish to be part of this unique and original collaboration and play a musical instrument, then contact Luton Music Service on 01582 538224.

Have your say as to where the bio observations in Luton take place by completing this online survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4162179/bio-orchestra

For more information about the Gayle Storey, visit her website.

Bio orchestra



Luton Someries David Bates Music Awards 2018

The results of the auditions for the Luton Someries David Bates Music Awards 2018 are now available.



Luton Youth Orchestra concert

with Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra, Senior Brass & 2nd Orchestra

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Ashcroft High School

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Luton Youth Cantores concert

with Boyz Make Some Noyz, Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra & Senior Strings

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Ashcroft High School

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Luton Youth Cantores concert

with Funk Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Stopsley High School

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Luton Youth Concert Band concert

with Rock Band, Jazz Band & Junior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Stopsley High School

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Luton Youth Orchestra concert

with Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra, Boyz Make Some Noyz & Senior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Stopsley High School

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Luton Community Music School

Luton Community Music School currently has space for new drumming students. To find out more about the music school ring 01582 691990 or 07733 534529 or visit http://lutonmusicschool.org.uk.

Luton Community Music School flyer



Luton Someries Rotary Club Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Luton Someries Rotary Club Awards. The winners are listed here.


Luton Youth Concert Band – New players sought!

Luton Youth Concert Band is looking for new players of Grade 4 standard.

The band particularly needs woodwind, French horn, tenor horn and tuned percussion musicians.

If you are interested, contact Luton Music Service on  01582 538224 or email lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.



Stage 1 – The Young Musical Theatre Company has vacancies for boys and girls

Call Terry and Valerie Mills on 01582 507820 for further details.

Stage 1 theatre children flyer