5 ways music education could be improved in primary schools

Posted on: 13th October 2016

The benefits of music to a child’s development generally, cannot be overstated enough. But often, music can be undervalued in some schools. Many teachers face a considerable struggle to implement a solid, progressive music curriculum and quality extra-curricular music activities in their schools.
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Introducing Sound Wave Sinfonia

Posted on: 28th April 2016

…and a new Hub partnership with Musical Chairs Summer school Sound Wave Sinfonia formed in 2015 as a community orchestra welcoming all orchestral instruments. Whilst the music is taken seriously with an eclectic repertoire to suit all tastes, rehearsals are a friendly affair.  Staging three events per year to showcase the endeavours and to encourage...
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We won the Major Award!

Posted on: 3rd March 2016

We’re delighted to report that we won the Music Education Hub Major Trophy at the very glitzy Music Education Awards in Knightsbridge. The award was open to all 150+ Music Hubs and Services across the British Isles, and was awarded to two hubs, as in previous years, so congratulations also to Portsmouth Music Hub –...
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Good news to start 2016

Posted on: 18th January 2016

Happy 2016! I’m delighted to report good news to start the new year. I’m referring to the Government’s autumn spending review, in November, which brought fears that the arts and cultural education would take another big hit (after Arts Council  England faced cuts of 30% in the last parliament). It’s certainly  true that local authority...
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Future Talent bursaries & scholarships

Posted on: 10th December 2015

Applications for Future Talent’s 2016 bursaries and scholarships are now open: This year they are offering three main awards: Worsley Bursary: £3,000 to be spread over three years, i.e. £1,000 per year (5-15yr olds) Robinson Bursary: £1,000 for one year (16-18yr olds) Bramall Scholarship: £2,000 per year, every year until the age of 18 (5-18yr olds, for...
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We have been shortlisted for Music Education Awards 2015 Major Award

Posted on: 19th November 2015

We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Major Award from the Music Education Council alongside seven other hubs. The Music Education Awards 2015 celebrate the work of music education hubs in England and music services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They highlight the work of those that demonstrate imaginative,...
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New Online Instrument Loan Request Form!

Posted on: 3rd December 2014

Want to hire some instruments from us? We have just launched an online request form to fulfil your lifelong instrument loan hopes and dreams! We hope this process will make expressing your interest quick and easy. Go check it out and put in a request!
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Live for 5

Posted on: 8th May 2014

Aged 14 – 25? Short on Cash? Love the Arts? Then Lighthouse, Poole have a fantastic offer for you… They are offering a range of their shows for young people to experience for a fiver! Don’t miss out on this lovely discount, Live for 5 is free and easy to join. Simply complete an application...
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