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Singing is for everyone, not just the privileged few

The role of choral music has taken on new significance in the light of recent tragedies in the UK, and for composer Howard Goodall it’s one more… Read more

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Blog: Music Excellence London Teacher Advocate and Director of Music at City of London School for Girls, Steven Berryman

Guest blogger, Steven Berryman, has worked on a wide range of collaborative projects involving schools, venues, charities and other education providers. Here, he outlines his formula for… Read more

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Can arts and culture change young lives in Sierra Leone?

The mission of Global Arts Learning Action is to encourage and enable lower income countries to place arts learning at the heart of their education systems, and… Read more

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Is the tide turning for music education funding in Wales?

Struggling against the tide of austerity cuts, music education in Wales is fighting to keep its head above water, but a new raft of measures is offering… Read more

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A lifelong obsession: Jazz pianist and educator, Huw Warren, on being ‘a little different’

When I was asked to contribute this article, I set out to present an overview of myself and my career over the last thirty years – however,… Read more

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Music Generation: why music education in Ireland has The Edge

As music services and hubs across the UK struggle to provide tuition on ever-squeezed budgets, a flourishing Irish initiative backed by U2 is kicking down the financial… Read more

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Putting people at the centre: a new way of working

Amble Skuse has been selected for a residency with the British Paraorchestra. With a busy portfolio career, the writer, composer and performer says her Person-Centred Approach can… Read more

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Bringing the arts to everyone, everywhere

As Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley is hot on the trail of great culture in strange places. We catch up with him during a… Read more

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Are hierarchical attitudes to genre holding young people back?

Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out if young people are being short-changed by genre bias in music education We live in a century that’s rich… Read more

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Does music education need qualified teachers?

Children’s right to a good music education should not be compromised by well-meaning amateurs in schools, argues Jonathan Savage Music education takes place in many and varied… Read more

Opinion: It’s time to get serious about widening accessibility

How well are the existing pathways through music education serving the needs of today’s students? This is the text of a speech given by Sound Connections Director,… Read more

Opinion: Music Education – I’m angry. You should be too

So here we are in 2017 and music education in publicly funded schools in the UK has, seemingly, never been in a more parlous state. And it… Read more