The Power of Music Education Programs in Schools

Music education - a pupil learning the saxophone

The importance of music in our society needs no explanation. It is a universal language used for well-being, community, creativity and, more importantly, education. The music industry contributed £4 billion to the UK economy in 2021 and is empowering students of all levels to become more motivated and confident learners.  Music education gives students a lifelong advantage and offers them benefits ranging from uncovering hidden passions and […]

Jo Brand backs Glasbury Arts project to provide free harp tuition

Harp Summer School Rehearsal

Two big names from two very different parts of the arts world – Jo Brand and harpist Catrin Finch – feature in a new short film telling the story of a Glasbury Arts project providing free harp tuition to students in a secondary school on the Welsh borders. The film, released tomorrow (Nov 17), has been made […]

How Digital music project is boosting young communities

YMCA - music mixing desk

Craig Berens, COO at YMCA Newark and Sherwood, explains how the organisation’s Digital music project is helping to develop creative skills among young people.  In 2008, 83.3% of young people aged 11-15 participated in arts and crafts activities. This number has fallen by almost 16% in the last ten years, according to the Department for […]

4 Great Reasons to have African Drumming and Dance in Schools

  If you’ve never experienced one of our Unbeatable Energy workshops before, you might never have considered the many ways that African Drumming and Dance can benefit children’s health, well-being and ability to succeed. Here are four reasons why an Unbeatable Energy workshop can help create a success in your classroom: 1. African Drumming and […]