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New NAMM Foundation Study Shows Parents and Teachers in Harmony About Students Learning Music

Contrary to state and local pressures to de-emphasize and de-fund music and arts education, a new NAMM Foundation-funded, nationwide study of 1,000…

20th May 2015

Call to boost status of arts subjects

Arts subjects should be given more status in England’s school curriculum, science and engineering experts argue. The Creative Industries Federation and the…

13th May 2015

Scots violinist wants kids to swap Mario for Mozart

Nicola Benedetti has taken a swipe at parents who allow their children to play video games rather than demand that they listen…

11th May 2015

Invest in growing the creative workforce, says Nesta

Those working in creative roles are not only happier, they have greater job security as they are less likely to be displaced…

24th Apr 2015

Creativity in peril as the arts are sidelined

Creative subjects are being squeezed out as schools respond to the government’s new league table measure, urging students to “double up” on…

11th Mar 2015

James McAvoy: ‘Government doesn’t care about upward mobility’ via arts education

James McAvoy has said the government wants “to keep people where they are born” by removing access to arts education. McAvoy was…

10th Mar 2015

Bob Chilcott – “commit proper funding to music education in schools and make it a core subject”

He wants to put 400 singers in a railway station, and he loves a bit of Barbra Streisand … composer and conductor…

3rd Mar 2015

“Arts cuts a disaster for children from working-class backgrounds” – Ali Smith

Award-winning Scottish author Ali Smith has described the systematic removal of the arts from state schools, revealed in a report by the…

20th Feb 2015

UK Music Puts Forth Five-Point Policy Manifesto Ahead of Elections

With a general election set to take place in the United Kingdom May 7, umbrella trade body UK Music has issued an…

20th Feb 2015

Report calls for Ofsted to look for evidence of excellent cultural & creative education in schools

Creativity and the arts are being “squeezed out” of schools, with pupils from low-income families being hardest hit, according to a major…

17th Feb 2015

Music Education fosters critical thinking, collaboration, emotional awareness & self confidence

Over the past decade, the music education community has been on the defensive, forced to advocate for music’s value in a test-obsessed…

10th Feb 2015

James Rhodes Interview with MIPro on how retailers can help the education sector

Classical pianist and host of Channel 4’s TV hit ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, James Rhodes, sits down with Daniel Gumble to discuss his ongoing…

3rd Dec 2014

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