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“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.”

National Curriculum in England: Music Programmes of Study

Music hubs bring together local authorities, schools and art, community or voluntary organisations to make sure all pupils have access to music education. Costs vary depending on the activity and location.

Model Music Curriculum

The Model Music Curriculum is a non-statutory music curriculum guidance for Key Stages 1 to 3 developed by an independent panel of 15 music education specialists.


Bradford Music Service

Department for Education (DfE) guidance

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

The ISM state:

Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. Our members come from all areas of the music profession and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. As well as working musicians, our membership also includes recent graduates, part-time and full-time music students, and retired musicians. We campaign tirelessly in support of musicians’ rights, music education and the profession as a whole. We are a financially independent not-for-profit organisation with no political affiliation. This independence allows us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians.


Music Mark

Music Mark state:

Music Mark is a membership organisation, subject association and charity. Our membership consists of Music Education Services and Hubs, schools; individuals; NYMOS; HE/FE bodies; and corporate partners.