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The latest developments in the music education sector

Music for Youth Regional Festival Series 2016 – Registration now open!

Join 40,000 Young Musicians in the world’s largest youth music festival. The Regional Festival Series 2016 is now open for entries! Made…

13th Oct 2015

Mayor’s Music Fund announces new scholars and partnership projects

The Mayor’s Music Fund has unveiled its latest scholarships and its planned partnership projects for 2015/16. During an event at London’s City Hall last…

12th Oct 2015

Violin star Nicola Benedetti’s top tips for young players

Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti, sold out the Royal Albert Hall in September and at just 28, is probably the performer young classical…

12th Oct 2015

Laura Crocker – Music SLE

Continuing our series of interviews with Music SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education) is Laura Crocker of Elmhurst Primary, who has given us…

9th Oct 2015

Anna Gower and BBC Ten Pieces

This is the second in a series of posts where we interview the teachers who contributed to the classroom resources for BBC…

7th Oct 2015

Extra incentive for graduates to become teachers in ‘key subjects’

The Government is increasing tax-free bursaries to encourage graduates to begin teacher training in “key subjects”, including maths, physics, chemistry, computing or…

6th Oct 2015

Sir Anthony Seldon: Private schools lead the way in ‘teamwork, empathy and grit’

Independent school pupils are “dominant across society” not because of their academic achievements but because of their “grounding in soft skills”, Sir…

5th Oct 2015

Stick with making music, singer Nathan Sykes tells pupils

A 22-YEAR-OLD singer songwriter who performed in one of the borough’s schools this week is urging young people to stay passionate about…

5th Oct 2015

David Ashworth and BBC Ten Pieces

As the BBC launches Ten Pieces II, a classical music initiative aimed at secondary schools, the Music Mark Blog is taking the…

2nd Oct 2015

Behind the scenes at the Royal College of Music

Edmond Terakopian is used to covering hard news, chasing the latest political story, reacting to events and capturing the moment through his…

1st Oct 2015

Nicola Bendetti appointed VP of National Children’s Orchestras

Classical violin player, Nicola Bendetti, has been appointed vice president of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. Bendetti’s connection to the…

1st Oct 2015

Aoife Coyle – Music SLE

Fourth in our series of interviews with Music SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education) is Aoife Coyle of The Minster School, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. To your…

1st Oct 2015