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Benefits of Music Education

Music for a Clean Air Day

Portsmouth Music Hub is playing its part in the UK’s Clean Air Day with two new songs that put an ‘energy-saving’ spotlight…

20th Jun 2019

Stormzy, Mozart and all that Jazz – Huntington School can do it all

Words and photos by Stephanie Kennedy   Secondary School Music is currently in crisis. There are falling numbers of students taking up…

7th Jun 2019

Happier staff = happier students. Music Mark talks wellbeing maths with Rachel Pink

As Music Mark prepares for its upcoming Leadership Development Programme session on Staff Wellbeing this June 18th, we caught up with Rachel…

31st May 2019

Young Poets Changing The World

Why would a Music Hub, which is committed to providing musical opportunities for children and young people, start dabbling in poetry? It’s…

24th May 2019

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,…

“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  …

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…

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