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Research supporting the teaching, learning & development of music education

This booklet summarises the 10 key benefits of music, from recognition within the ‘National Plan for Music Education ‘ that music is an educational building block through to the inclusive nature of music irrespective of abilities.

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, and its partners have published Making Music, the most comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments ever undertaken in the UK.

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Tools and guidance, blogs and case studies to help you break down barriers to music-making. From the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England and Youth Music.

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Blog post from Martin Fautley (Professor of Education at Birmingham City University)

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This new report from Sound and Music finds a crisis of creativity in music education, risking the future of composing in the UK. The report outlines urgent issues facing teachers and students today, and 21 key recommendations to help combat them.

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Watch Dr Ally Daubney and Duncan Mackrill (University of Sussex) revealing the key findings of their research into changes in music provision in secondary schools.

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A report spells out how digital technology could revolutionise the way schools provide music tuition in rural areas.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing – Second Edition, presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament.

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Explore free, downloadable materials for using English traditional folk song, music, dance, drama and other arts in your teaching and learning. Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings.

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