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Did James Rhodes save music education?

Television campaigns are a great way of launching arts projects, but what happens when the cameras stop rolling? Charlotte Gardner investigates the…

2nd Dec 2014

Children have been let down over music, say leading musicians

The Government has broken its promise to give every child in Britain the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, according to leading…

26th Nov 2014

Musical stars on why it’s so important for schools to have instruments and teach youngsters to play

I’ve said it before, but it is true: picking up a guitar saved my life and to this day gives me joy…

17th Oct 2014

Teach youngsters music and they will soar – Julian Lloyd Webber

Anyone who watched the Channel 4 documentary Don’t Stop the Music last week (the second instalment screens tonight) could be forgiven for…

16th Sep 2014

Conductor Oramo ends UK’s Proms season with plea for music for children

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom’s BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in…

15th Sep 2014

Sir Simon Rattle: “Learning music is a birthright”

Sir Simon Rattle says learning music is a birthright and musicians should start young. In an interview with the Observer, the English…

1st Sep 2014

Cutting music lessons will ‘cost soul of the nation’ warn musicians after drop in funding

Radiohead’s classically trained guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Julian Lloyd Webber are also among the high-profile musicians supporting the campaign. The celebrated violinist Nicola…

14th Jul 2014

New Music for All survey reveals over 90% of adults support the provision of Music in Schools

The recent survey undertaken by charity, Music for All (MfA) reveals the importance people place on the provision of music lessons and…

12th Jun 2014

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