Music education news

Government plans to halve funding for music in higher education will be ‘catastrophic’

Government plans to halve funding for music in higher education could be ‘catastrophic’

Sheku Kanneh-Mason talks racial diversity in classical music

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Growing up, I didn’t know of many Black classical musicians’

Join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s virtual New Year Sessions

Benedetti Sessions: How to join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s online mass tutorials

Government announces new music curriculum for England’s schoolchildren

‘Long time coming’ – government announces new music curriculum for England’s schoolchildren

Oxford University academics consider 'decolonising' music syllabus

Oxford University professor suggests ‘decolonising’ music syllabus to make it less ‘white European’

Young patient Kadina, 16, can’t wait to play the violin

A hospital school is giving child patients a free violin to boost mental health

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Learning a musical instrument increases IQ by 10 percent, study finds

Study says learning a musical instrument increases your IQ by 10 percent