Every week, Music Masters delivers a high quality music education to 1,100 primary school children from diverse and socio-economically challenged areas. We believe all children should be able to access the power of music to benefit academic development, social development and wellbeing.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119372)
Music makes me feel excited because when I play, it makes me think of Christmas. Every day this term we get closer to Christmas and playing my cello in the winter makes me think of that.
More than ever, music means a celebration of the good things that have happened this year.
If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have got my violin scholarship in secondary school. Music is so important because not only is it something that helps in school, academically, but it is something that helps you in life.
The Education Endowment Foundation recently produced a rapid evidence assessment which included a stark warning about the impact of school closures on the attainment gap between economically advantaged and disadvantaged children. In this unique situation, with the need to balance academic progress with higher than usual support for wellbeing for children due to the impact of coronavirus, the argument for music is strong. We need to create interventions that are about more than attainment alone.
Research has shown that literacy and maths are connected with and positively affected by learning music. It has also demonstrated the positive impact of participation in the arts on wellbeing and physical and mental health. By continuing to bring our programme of music lessons to our partner schools and having creativity at the heart of our school communities, we can give children a boost to their personal and academic development, thereby leveling the playing field.
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