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5 steps to help save music education in England, May 2019
Rob Adediran, executive director of the London Music Masters education charity, comments on the #SaveOurMusic campaign led by a group of LMM alumni and asks, ‘What can we do to save music for the next generation?’.
Giving talent a fair hearing, January 2019
What recruitment practices best support diversity? Damian Iorio explains how the National Youth String Orchestra makes sure it’s ability and not background that counts.
Music also matters in the real world, November 2018
Edward R Howe, associate professor at Thompson Rivers University in British Colombia, Canada, asks what can be done to support and encourage music education for all?
Music education ‘thrown to the wolves’ in England, November 2018
Musician John Thirkell has called on the Westminster government to support music lessons for children.
‘Music boosts attainment – and transforms communities’, November 2018
With school music tuition under threat in Scotland, one leader argues that music has the power to break down barriers.
Is there a music education crisis?, November 2018
Secondary schools have been subject to cutbacks in music education, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the many recent successes and advances in this area, argues Carol Reid, Programme Director at Youth Music.
Learning music early can make your child a better reader, November 2018
Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
Arts vital for a child’s sense of inclusion, September 2018
The creative arts should be immovable parts of a child’s school day, something cherished and valued, says Lenny Henry.
The quiet decline of music in British schools, March 2018
Barely one in 20 pupils took music GCSE last year. How much longer will the world dance to Britain’s tune?