Opinion: It’s time to get serious about widening accessibility

How well are the existing pathways through music education serving the needs of today’s students? This is the text of a speech given by Sound Connections Director,… Read more


Putting people at the centre: a new way of working

Amble Skuse has been selected for a residency with the British Paraorchestra. With a busy portfolio career, the writer, composer and performer says her Person-Centred Approach can… Read more


Does music education need qualified teachers?

Children’s right to a good music education should not be compromised by well-meaning amateurs in schools, argues Jonathan Savage Music education takes place in many and varied… Read more

Grand Union Orchestra – nurturing the Second Generation

Co-founder and Director of the Grand Union Orchestra, Tony Haynes, argues that – in the fast-changing demographic of Britain today – migrant and migrant-descended musicians can and should… Read more

Mainstreaming music technology

George Hess, our Music Technology Editor, introduces our new content hub The other day, a teacher asked a social media group for help with planning a music… Read more

Time for a reality check? Ciaran O’Donnell on two new studies into instrumental learning

New research shows more children in the West Midlands are learning to play an instrument. Ciaran O’Donnell, Head of Music Service at Birmingham’s Services for Education, asks is this music to our ears?