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A National Plan for Music Education

This publication outlines the aims of the national plan for music education and how the initiatives set out by the plan will effect schools, Local Authorities and private music teachers.

High quality music education enables lifelong participation in, and enjoyment of, music, as well as underpinning excellence and professionalism for those who choose not to pursue a career in music.

Children from all backgrounds and every part of England should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and to make music with others.

This publication outlines the aims of the national plan for music education and how the initiatives set out by the plan will effect schools, Local Authorities and private music teachers.

On 25 June 2022, the Department for Education released The Power of Music to Change Lives, the refreshed National Plan for Music Education in England. Read this new plan and our collection of related resources here.

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Department for Education

The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

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