Aims & Mission Statement


  • To provide a high quality instrumental music service to individuals, schools and other organisations.
  • To encourage and develop each pupil’s musical potential according to individual needs.
  • To encourage the development and expansion of instrumental music and to promote the need for a balanced musical education for all.
  • To provide schools and other organisations with advice on planning, monitoring, sustaining and developing instrumental teaching programmes.
  • To support schools by providing a full range of musical opportunities within the school curriculum and through extra-curricular activities.
  • To supply suitably trained, qualified and experienced teachers to meet the demands of individuals, schools and other organisations.
  • To provide an effective quality control scheme and professional development programme.
  • To support the development of county-wide orchestras and ensembles and to facilitate access to these opportunities for an increasing number of young musicians.
  • To monitor the progress of pupils and ensure the effectiveness of the services offered.
  • To work in partnership with Devon County Council and other providers in developing music education for all.
  • To develop Music Devon as a financially viable company.
  • To follow the principles and practice of equal opportunities both as an employer and as a membership organisation.

Mission Statement

Music Devon is committed to providing a wide ranging and high quality service in order to support, enhance and develop music education in schools and the wider community.

Music Devon is committed to the principles of the Co-operative movement: open membership, equal opportunity, democratic control, common ownership and accountability, education, education training and professional development, personal fulfilment, co-operation with and concern for the community.