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Music Education

Music Education news

Breaking the Class Ceiling

The Performers’ Alliance All Party Parliamentary Group is looking into social mobility in the creative sector, including music.

Protest to Be Held by Local School Students Against Midlothian Council’s Decision to Axe Instrument Tuition

A musical flash mob will be gathering on Tuesday 12 February outside the council chambers in Dalkeith, to protest Midlothian Council’s recently announced plan to axe music tuition in its schools.

Musicians’ Union Responds with Anger to Plan by Midlothian Council to Sever Music Tuition in its Schools

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has expressed its consternation at the announcement by Midlothian Council that it is set to entirely axe all musical instrument tuition in its schools - bar for children who are studying for Higher or National Five exams in the subject. This will make it the first local authority in Scotland to take such unwelcome action.

MU Expresses Concern as Newham Council Seeks to Cancel Music Education Scheme

Concerns have been raised by the Musicians’ Union (MU) over a consultation launched by the London Borough of Newham Council, which seeks to scrap its ‘Every Child a Musician’ programme.

The Education Section Committee is a vibrant and active committee and I would encourage those who teach to be involved and help to make a real difference to the profession.

MU Executive Committee Member



(Cancelled) Child Protection Awareness Training


A Child Protection Awareness Seminar for MU members who teach music to children and young people.


One-day Conference on Occupational Health


The Occupational Medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), have come together to run a one-day educational meeting exploring how occupational health can reach freelancers in the ‘gig-economy’.


Making Music Work


Making Music Work is a one-day flagship programme designed to support musicians and musically-inclined creatives in growing their practice as freelancers.


MU 2017 Education Report