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The latest developments in the music education sector

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

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

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

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

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

Early education: You’re never too young to get a start in the arts

Before children become literate, music, painting, crafts and drama can give them powerful tools for communication and development Thomas Johnston is a…

27th 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

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

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

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