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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

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

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

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

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

RNCM launches UK’s first four-year degree in popular music

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is launching the UK’s first ever four-year BMus (Hons) degree in popular music on 1…

30th Sep 2015

The College of Teaching unveils its new board of trustees

The College of Teaching, a new independent chartered professional body for the profession, has today appointed 13 founding trustees. The trustees –…

28th Sep 2015

Music education is a journey that should never have a final destination – the secret to Brent Music Service’s success!

What’s the secret of the success of Brent’s music service? A belief that music education is never over, writes Clair Tomalin. Brent…

24th Sep 2015

Kate Phipps – Music SLE

Continuing our series of interviews with Music SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education), today we are talking to Kate Phipps of Gartree High…

23rd Sep 2015

Post grad Qualification for experienced Music Educators

The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate qualification for experienced music educators and leaders offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance….

21st Sep 2015

Pupils learn musical instruments online in rural North Yorkshire schools

“Children living in rural areas currently miss out when it comes to music education. The use of digital technology could put an…

18th Sep 2015


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