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Music Education Islington

Music Education Islington is led by Islington Council and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in partnership with Music in Secondary School Trust and leading arts organisations and funders, as well as the Islington Community of Schools. The partnership, which was launched in October 2018, opens up a wealth of diverse opportunities for young people in Islington to access world-class music education, resources and experiences.

Music Education Islington’s vision is for all children and young people to receive a fair share of high quality music education and progression opportunities irrespective of their background.

Music Education Islington will:

  • Ensure that every school pupil in Islington has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for a minimum of one term
  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage
  • Ensure that clear and affordable progression routes are available to all young people
  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area
  • Offer continuing professional development to schools, particularly in supporting them to deliver music in the curriculum
  • Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes
  • Provide access to high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians through the Guildhall School, Barbican and other professional music organisations.

Islington Council 2nd Floor, 222 Upper Street
London N1 1XR
United Kingdom