• 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

ABRSM and Music Mark Roadshow

children playing woodwind instrumentsThere are still places for the new regional half-day training events taking place in September 2014 - book now!

Latest Music News

Monday, 4 Aug 2014
The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence is now accepting nominations for next year’s...read more
Monday, 4 Aug 2014
The National Foundation for Youth Music has announced plans to streamline its grants...read more
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which has funded and managed Musical Futures since 2003, has...read more
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014
Proposals for a new syllabus for GCSE and A level subjects including art and design,...read more
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

The UK Association for Music Education

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