Hubs & music services

Midlothian Council to sever music tuition in its schools

Midlothian Council is set to axe all musical instrument tuition in its schools – except for children who are studying for Higher or National Five exams

Academics question competence and impartiality of DfE’s ‘model curriculum’ panel

An open letter sent on 23 January 2019 by leading academics to the Department for Education (DfE) in response to the DfE’s recent announcement of the development… Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub releases latest film in One World environmental campaign series

Portsmouth Music Hub released Pollution Revolution on 16 January as part of the organisation’s One World environmental campaign. According to the hub, the film, which can be… Read more

Newham Council seeks to cancel Every Child a Musician

Concerns have been raised over a consultation launched by the London Borough of Newham Council, which is seeking to cancel its Every Child programme.

Mixed response to DfE’s announcement of incremental hub funding and new music curriculum committee

UK School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, has announced that schools are to receive a new model music curriculum created by an independent panel of experts.

Tri-Music Together (TMT) receives £105,000 funding

Tri-borough Music Hub and a group of partners have been awarded £105,000 by Youth Music to support Early Years music education via Tri-Music Together (TMT).

Portsmouth children sing for centenary of women’s right to vote

Children from Portsmouth schools sang outside Parliament on 27 November 2018 to celebrate the centenary of women’s right to vote, courtesy of Portsmouth Music Hub and MP, Stephen Morgan.

Awards for Young Musicians releases Practical Progression

Awards for Young Musicians has released ‘Practical Progression’, a series of films made by and for music leaders, produced in partnership with five music hubs.

Children from low-income families priced out of learning musical instruments – report

New data released on 6 November 2018 reveals low-income British families are at risk of under-representation in the music industry as access to music lessons is dying… Read more

London Borough of Culture programme revealed

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest have revealed the programme for the first ever London Borough of Culture.

New Islington Music Education Hub launches

Following a successful bid to Arts Council England, Islington Council will lead the new Islington Music Education Hub in partnership with the Guildhall School from 1 October 2018.

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub launches One World environmental campaign

The One World campaign brings together musicians, composers, performers, dancers, teachers and children in a one-year festival focussing on the environment.

LSO East London Academy for musical talent announced by Simon Rattle

The new LSO East London Academy is ‘the first step on a path to making the London Symphony Orchestra truly representative of its community in London’.

Arts Council England Chief Executive champions Early Years music

ACE CEO, Darren Henley, made the case for expanding the NPME to include 0-5-year-olds at Tri-Borough Music Hub’s Early Years Conference on 6 September 2018. 

Sunderland schools to celebrate Tall Ships Races with Massed Sing

Schoolchildren across Sunderland are rehearsing for a Massed Sing in celebration of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The performance will be live-streamed on 11 July to enable schools throughout the UK to join in from their classrooms – with an attempt to break a massed singing world record at 11am.

New Waltham Forest Music Education Hub launched

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH) was officially launched on 9 May 2018 at a welcome event at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery.

Council cuts threaten to close East Sussex Music Service

The National Education Union has announced that Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services for East Sussex County Council, is proposing to close East Sussex Music Service down by 2019, resulting in the loss of music provision for thousands of children and jobs for teachers and administrative staff.

Surrey arts project to break cultural barriers through music

Surrey Music Hub has launched a new project bringing together professionals and community groups who work with or have an interest in supporting newly arrived and vulnerable young people through the arts and music.

Newham Music and ABRSM launch London’s first dedicated Centre for Certificate for Music Educators

Newham Music and ABRSM have announced a new partnership to provide the first dedicated Certificate for Music Educators (CME) course to be led by a London music education hub.