A new report from Birmingham City University has found that a record number of people are learning musical instruments thanks to music hubs, but has also revealed gender differences and under-representation of children with special educational needs in music.

Did you know that playing a musical instrument enhances more brain functions than any other form of learning? The amazing orchestra in our brain can plan, create, conceptualise, analyse, memorise and record details so much better when playing a musical instrument. Maybe it really does take a genius to win a Grammy! World Heart Heat Music Academy understands the power of music. Over 1,000 young musicians, many from difficult backgrounds, have benefited from the world-leading tutors and mentors who inspire and nurture talent at World Heart Beat.

For many young people, Christmas is a special time celebrated with friends and family. But for some it can be a lonely day - filled with abuse and neglect like any other.

Lucie Parkes, formal learning manager at the Historic Royal Palaces highlights the impact of music  for boosting self-confidence and  learning across the curriculum.  

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2017-08-30T01:00:00

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.

Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.

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2017-08-07T01:00:00

A new improvisation course has been developed to help young people develop key skills in social interaction, communication, and confidence. 

The London Improv Theatre Training League (LITTL) has teamed up with The Nursery to offer courses for 15-18 year olds to introduce them to the core principles of improvisation, and positive impact it can have in their day-to-day lives both inside and outside the clasroom. 

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2017-08-03T01:00:00

A century on from his death, Tottenham soldier Private George Baxter Lowson has been celebrated in a fitting, contemporary memorial created by two students from Vale Special School, Haringey. 

Jhonattan and Zac were so inspired by the story of George Baxter Lowson that they wrote and produced their song and rap, ‘My Mate George’, which was performed in London and Belgium as part of the Battle of Passchendaele commemorations. 

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2017-07-21T01:00:00

Starting in 2018, more funding is going to be allocated to schools for PE, extra-curricular activities and healthy eating. The money is coming from the sugary drinks levy. All state-funded primary schools, secondary schools and sixth forms will receive some of the money.

 

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2017-05-11T01:00:00

Rhinegold Media & Events is delighted to announce the conference programme for the first Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester; the Northern region’s leading free CPD event for music & drama teachers.

 

Taking place on 4 October 2017 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, the free show will offer a day of high-quality CPD, unrivalled networking opportunities and the chance to try out hundreds of products at our comprehensive exhibition.

 

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2017-03-24T00:00:00

 Bringing technology to the forefront of traditional music teaching

As schools adapt to the necessary and imminent integration of technology in education, Bishop Perowne Church of England College in Worcestershire has become the first school in the UK to use an online piano learning platform to assist in the teaching and learning ofmusic students.