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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please – Ken Robinson

“To lose our culture is to lose our memory.” More Leonardo da Vincis, more Martha Grahams, more Ludwig Van Beethovens, more Luciano…

18th Nov 2014

ABO films show the arts as ‘national treasures’

Two short films celebrating the role of the arts in everyday life are aiming to raise public awareness of the arts and…

12th 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

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools…

30th Sep 2014

British music industry added £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013

According to trade report, the strength of songwriting revenue and tours have seen the sector grow by 9%. The British music industry…

17th Sep 2014

Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students

Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as do-re-mi. In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern University,…

17th Sep 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