"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]



The Jazz Ticket logo - cropped

The inspirational Jazz Ticket project culminates in two concerts on Friday 24 March. Read more on our News page.

Jazz Ticket flyer


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 Morning Music School 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.




Learn a musical instrument


Challney Concert Band
is looking for a
new Musical Director

Challney Concert Band Musical Director


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



Do you need help with musical costs?

Awards for Young Musicians is inviting young instrumentalists to apply for up to £2,000 towards musical costs, such as music tuition and instrument costs. Take a look at the Awards for Young Musicians 2017 Awards info sheet and visit the Awards for Young Musicians website, to find out more. You must apply by midnight on Friday 3 March 2017.

Awards for Young Musicians 2017 poster


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 Percussion Orchestra

From Wednesday 25 January onwards, Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra will run from 5.45 until 6.45pm, due to staff availability and access to the school. We hope that this does not cause any inconvenience.



 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




Luton Youth Cantores concert

with Music School 2nd Orchestra & Junior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00


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Saturday Morning Music School concert

From 11:00 until 12:30

At Icknield High School

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Luton Youth Concert Band concert

with Music School Guitars, Jazz Band & Luton Youth Boys' Choir

From 19:00 until 21:00


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Luton Youth Orchestra concert

with Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra, Music School Training Orchestra & Senior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00


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