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The latest developments in the music education sector

How learning music is instrumental in children’s brain development

The brain is the final frontier of the body. Scientists are performing some exciting research regarding how our brains develop, especially when…

18th Feb 2015

BBC to demonstrate renewed commitment to prime time Arts programming and partnerships

BBC announces major new partnership to boost creativity and participation. BBC to unveil bigger commitment to arts in prime time, with a…

16th Feb 2015

Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Performing offers many emotional, physical and social benefits, say local choristers Creative self-expression is an innate desire and a reason why performing…

16th Feb 2015

Petition launched by music students to stop Kirklees Council cut to Kirklees Music School

The council may scrap a £299,000 grant, which enables free tuition and subsidised rates for those most in need A petition has…

13th Feb 2015

Alternative proposal’s put forward for Rhondda Cynon Taff Music Service

The council’s cabinet members met yesterday to discuss 1,400 responses received about plans to cut music and nursery services. Wales Online ran…

13th Feb 2015

Pupils from Harlow’s five secondary schools to perform with City of London Sinfonia

Scores of children from Harlow are preparing to perform alongside a professional orchestra later this week. More than 100 pupils from Stewards Academy, Burnt Mill…

11th Feb 2015

Training to play an instrument as a child can boost your brainpower by 20% in later life

Musical training in before you are fourteen can boost your brainpower significantly in later life, a major new study has found. Researchers…

9th Feb 2015

Ofsted’s “Better Inspection for All” report announces a greater focus on music in inspections

Ofsted’s new “Better Inspection for All” report makes reference to music in Point 27 as below: A focus on music in inspections…

4th Feb 2015

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

In my art classes, I have the privilege of working with students who have become fired up and eager to take on…

4th Feb 2015

Nicky Morgan Speech: Why Knowledge Matters

The Secretary of State for Education speaks on the importance of a knowledge-based curriculum and her vision for education. Good evening ladies…

28th Jan 2015

Ed Vaizey – “sick and tired of local authorities stepping away from their responsibility for the arts”

The Conservative minister was speaking at the opening session of the 30th conference of the Association of British Orchestras at the Sage Gateshead….

28th Jan 2015

What parents need to know about children’s brains on music

If you learned how to play a recorder or ukelele in school, you may have built up brain functions that boosted your…

27th Jan 2015