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Faber Music Collaborates with Sound Connections in Research Project to Support UK Instrumental Music Teachers

30th June 2023

Leading educational publisher, Faber Music, has joined forces with Sound Connections to launch a research project aimed at gaining deeper insights into the needs of instrumental music teachers and students in the UK. The project invites instrumental music teachers to contribute their thoughts and experiences, offering them a special year-long 20% discount on all Faber Music educational books in return.

Lesley Rutherford, Publishing Director at Faber Music, emphasizes the importance of listening to music teachers following the pandemic.

“In a post-Covid era, with budgets under increasing pressure and a landscape where AI and technology are changing the way we approach teaching and learning, it’s imperative that we listen to music teachers and do what we can to support them. Finding out more about the challenges they face as well as what inspires them will help us to serve their needs better.”

Philip Flood, Director of Sound Connections, highlights the goal of identifying significant trends, changes, and innovative approaches in music education through this research project, adding:

“Through this research, we aim to identify important trends and changes within the music education landscape, as well as new and interesting innovations that could inform the future direction of music teaching and learning. We hope that instrumental music teachers across the UK will join the dialogue during this project, get involved and have their say.”

Faber Music is the leading independent British music publisher of classical, contemporary, popular, educational and media music. At the core of its print catalogue are tutors, repertoire and educational publications by world-renowned figures in their respective fields, including Lang Lang, Dame Fanny Waterman, Paul Harris, Pam Wedgwood, Karen Marshall, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Lin Marsh and many more.

Since 2002, Sound Connections has been working to ensure all children and young people can experience music and creative opportunities that are relevant and responsive to their needs in a changing world.

Instrumental music teachers and students throughout the UK are encouraged to participate in this research project, share their valuable insights, and have a significant impact on the future of music education.

Complete the Peripatetic and Private Music Teachers Survey here.