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The pandemic has led to a dramatic decline in children’s fine motor skills. Could music be the solution?

Sir Keir Starmer / School aged musician

‘We want every child to get the chance to play a musical instrument’ – Sir Keir Starmer

Research finds A level music in schools could ‘disappear’ in little more than a decade

A level music in schools could ‘disappear’ in little more than a decade

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Lang Lang plays piano in Beijing, 2020

‘We’re not numbers, we’re humans’ – pianist Lang Lang on the need for music education and opportunity

University music students perform in a concert

‘Act of vandalism’: outrage as English government cuts to arts and music education approved

Lifetime study finds playing a musical instrument as an adult may boost your memory

Lifetime study finds playing a musical instrument as an adult may boost your memory

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Modes: What are they and how do I use them?

Government plans to halve funding for music in higher education will be ‘catastrophic’

Government plans to halve funding for music in higher education could be ‘catastrophic’

Sheku Kanneh-Mason talks racial diversity in classical music

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Growing up, I didn’t know of many Black classical musicians’

Join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s virtual New Year Sessions

Benedetti Sessions: How to join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s online mass tutorials

Government announces new music curriculum for England’s schoolchildren

‘Long time coming’ – government announces new music curriculum for England’s schoolchildren

Oxford University academics consider 'decolonising' music syllabus

Oxford University suggests ‘decolonising’ music syllabus, following years of pressure by students

Young patient Kadina, 16, can’t wait to play the violin

A hospital school is giving child patients a free violin to boost mental health

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Learning a musical instrument increases IQ by 10 percent, study finds

Study says learning a musical instrument increases your IQ by 10 percent

Musicians who train from a young age have ‘super connected’ brains, study finds

Musicians who train from a young age have more ‘connected’ brains, study finds

How Classic FM’s partner orchestras are inspiring us all with their educational offerings

How Classic FM’s partner orchestras are inspiring us all with their educational offerings

Study proves music makes students smarter

It’s true – music really does make students smarter, and this study proves it