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Benefits of Music Education

Fukushima children change their world through music

On April 1st 2019 at 7.30pm the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, 50 young musicians who survived the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, will…

11th Mar 2019

Portsmouth Music Hub releases film for One World Environmental campaign

Portsmouth Music Hub has released its latest film as part of its One World Environmental campaign. The film called Pollution Revolution, which…

1st Feb 2019

A place with no borders – the power of singing in Luton Schools

Words and photos by Stephanie Kennedy   “It wasn’t always like this”, they tell me, as we sit round cups of tea,…

29th Jan 2019

“Where words fail, music speaks up for our students’ learning needs”

“I love walking around our school and hearing all the music playing and people singing all the time!” Year 4 Student  …

29th Jan 2019

New Research suggests Music Activities can Support Young Parents Leaving Care

Young parents who are leaving the care of Local Authority Children’s Services can be supported by musical activities, soundLINCS’ new evidence suggests….

9th Nov 2018

Music Mark’s Summer Summit drives forward the national debate on the future of music education

Over 200 delegates attended Music Mark’s Summer Summit Tuesday June 26th.  Hub leads, Music Service staff and a range of representatives from…

27th Jun 2018

Rap Tuition: Spitting bars, and wisdom, with Burnt Mill Academy

by Stephanie Kennedy Whether it’s disinformation or straight-up prejudice, Hip Hop has maintained its air of dangerous mystique since it started infiltrating…

Music Mark CEO Bridget Whyte considers future of National Plan for Music Education

At a meeting I attended recently a civil servant from the DfE stated ‘our intensions are to fund Music Education Hubs onto…

4th May 2018

Music that heals – A photo essay into the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

Rhythmix created the “Wishing Well” Music in Healthcare programme in 2013 to bring live music-making activities right to the bedsides of children…

27th Apr 2018

Jammin’ with Croydon’s rock stars

by Stephanie Kennedy It is lightly spitting and the train is late. On a platform in Balham, South London, waiting for a…

Teachwire publish WCET report commissioned by Music Mark

We are delighted to see Teachwire publish their article on the benefits of WCET in KS2, based on the invaluable research lead…

23rd Mar 2018

Herefordshire Music Service examine the benefits of Music Education beyond music itself

Correlation, Causation, Coincidence? by Cliff Woollard, Head of Herefordshire Music Service We all know the benefits that Music Education brings beyond music…

16th Feb 2018