• 10 things schools should know about learning music
  • 1. Music boosts pupil and social development
  • 2. Music improves learning skills
  • 3. Music fosters team working
  • 4. Music builds life skills
  • 5. Music underpins better behaviour
  • 6. Music encourages creativity
  • 7. Music is for life
  • 8. Music is an educational building block
  • 9. Music is fun
  • 10. Music is for everyone

Music Mark’s Advocacy Commitment

Music Mark believes in the fundamental right of a first-class music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools.

We call upon key decision makers in central and local government and all who hold a stake in the strategic planning and operational delivery of music education to support us in continuing to raise the status and value of music in a broad and balanced education through:

Continuing and enhanced ring-fenced government funding for music education to ensure that the National Plan for Music Education can be fully implemented and achieved by 2020

Continuing and enhanced support from local authorities and other bodies to exercise their civic responsibilities and own local decision making to complement the national framework for music education

An unswerving commitment to supporting the professional development of the workforce especially in the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of access and provision in music education, in schools, music services and music education hubs

The strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes for children and young people musically, personally, socially and educationally; dedication to best progress and highest achievement for all

Clear and unequivocal support for articulating and enabling the rich and positive impacts that a first class music education has on schools and their communities

Get involved with Peer-to-Peer

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BBC Ten Pieces and Music Mark

boy at pianoMusic Mark is championing a new BBC project around classical music and creativity for primary schools. Ten Pieces is an exciting and ambitious new initiative for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups. The project aims to introduce a generation of children to classical music, and inspire them to use the music as a stimulus for their own creativity...read more

Join Our School Programme

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Latest Music News

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014
The Minister of State for Schools (David Laws MP): I am today announcing the rates of the...read more
Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014
Education Minister Nick Gibb announces £18 million of additional funding to boost music...read more
Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014
The DfE have released their proposed GCSE subject content for Music. Read more on the GOV...read more
Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music. Weir...read more
Monday, 21 Jul 2014
A report has been published by Music4U which examines music provision for young people...read more
Monday, 21 Jul 2014
More than 2,300 people have unofficially broken the Guinness World Record for the largest...read more

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