Cumbria Music Service has teamed up with the UKs leading online music resource, Charanga, to provide exciting curriculum-linked digital resources for primary and secondary teachers.

Charanga for Free

If CMS deliver Whole Class Instrumental Teaching in your school, you will benefit from a free subscription to Charanga: and we provide training to help you get the most out of your subscription across your whole school. Find out more about our First Access and Continuation programmes, and about the Charanga Training packages.


Charanga Subscriptions

If you haven’t tried Charanga yet, your school can sign up for a 30-day free trial, and benefit from a subsidised rate when you decide to register.


What is Charanga?

It’s the best-selling, modern resource for primary music – an easy to use set of online tools and material which includes:

  • A complete scheme to teach the national curriculum for music
  • A vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps
  • In-depth support for assessment, SEND and personalised teaching and learning

Developed in line with the 2014 National Curriculum, and the holistic teaching approach favoured by Ofsted, Musical School can be used as a week-by-week scheme or more flexibly through the Freestyle mode. Musical School also includes Music World; a safe online environment created to encourage children who are learning to play instruments and can also be used for sharing homework with pupils. There is support for teachers such as how to handle instruments, how to rehearse to ensure accuracy and control, as well as how to assess performance.

Find out more on our Charanga website.


Cumbria Music Service offer full support and training to help you get the most out of Charanga. We have a programme of Twilight Training sessions across Cumbria starting in October 2018. Or you can arrange your own Whole School or cluster Introductory and Charanga Plus INSET.

See our full programme of training events and book online.