Music education is under serious threat. The Department for Education has recommended that Local Authorities cut their music service funding to save money.
The ISM is running a ‘Protect Music Education’ campaign that makes clear that music is central is society, education and economy and that the Government must continue to support music education. This is not a niche view – 85% of British adults agree that ‘music education must not become the preserve of those children whose families can afford to pay for music tuition’.
There is now a consultation, open until 19 June, and this is the opportunity for individuals and organisations to make clear their support for music education. Full details are on the ISM website. Please take the time to add your name to the Protect Music Education campaign and to take part in the consultation.