Urban music is an economic success story, but music education is not serving the young creators of this work, many of whom come from diverse and working-class backgrounds.
The Welsh Assembly Government launched a new music project called, “Instruments for Kids”, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in November 2017.
In 2012, Anita Holford wrote the following blog about the creation of music education hubs in England, and how crucial head teacher support for music education is to make England’s National Music Plan work.
‘Show me a great school and I’ll show you a rich pulsing culture of the arts at its core’, says Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
The Unisa Music Foundation in South Africa is giving about 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds access to musical instruments and free lessons.
The new Centre for Research and Engagement in Arts, Technology and Education plans to stream recorded and live music lessons to people across Cambridgeshire via Skype.
According to a former director of music at a south London school, the combination of sustained cuts to school budgets and a burgeoning teacher recruitment crisis threatens to be calamitous for music education.
Seven in 10 parents believe the cost of music lessons is prohibitively expensive according to new research by the Royal Albert Hall.
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has issued a statement advising the government to reinstate music education to the school curriculum.
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
As part of Estonia’s centenary celebrations in 2018, an ambitious project which is aiming to comprehensively upgrade the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall.