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The latest developments in the music education sector

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really…

26th Jan 2015

GCSE and A Level Music Announcements from the DfE

The following documents on GCSE and A Levels have been published by the DfE today The new GCSE content for music, art…

26th Jan 2015

Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences

Schools should give as much weight to the arts as they do to science and maths, according to leading author and educationalist…

23rd Jan 2015

Learning music improves children’s abilities and raises their IQs, study finds

A BERKSHIRE school has found the key to better learning and brighter, happier pupils, as Rachel Carlyle reports It’s probably as well…

22nd Jan 2015

Arts world must address lack of diversity, says Labour’s Chris Bryant

Shadow culture minister calls for fewer Eddie Redmaynes and James Blunts and more Albert Finneys and Glenda Jacksons The arts world must…

19th Jan 2015

DCMS announce record high for UK’s creative industries

The UK’s creative industries, which include IT, film and music, were worth a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, the…

14th Jan 2015

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post…

12th Jan 2015

Ed Vaizey Hails Record Year For UK Creative Industries

2014 has been another incredible year for the UK’s creative industries. Data shows records being broken in visual art, and music with…

5th Jan 2015

AM calls for national strategy on music education in schools in the wake of proposed cuts at Welsh councils

A Liberal Democrat AM has called for a national strategy on music education in schools and revealed how music education gave her…

5th Jan 2015

Music Mark’s response to the Ofsted consultation

We have submitted a response on behalf of our membership to Ofsted’s ‘Better inspection for all’ consultation. A copy of the response is available to…

8th Dec 2014

Arts reach almost all children, DCMS report finds

The latest DCMS Taking Part survey has revealed small increases in cultural engagement by children and young people. Almost all children aged…

6th Nov 2014

Labour launches Arts Alliance

Policy ideas for Labour’s 2015 manifesto and beyond will be the focus of a new initiative, announced at the party conference. An…

30th Sep 2014