New Music Service
The start of the school year welcomes a new music service for
Bedford. Music for Bedford Borough has been
established by Bedford Borough Council to provide instrumental
lessons, musical groups and projects for children, young people and
schools across the borough.
The programmes, run by a team of specialist
teachers and musicians, are able to reach over 3,000 children and
young people each week.
Councillor David Sawyer, portfolio holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The skills and
enjoyment gained from an individuals’ experience of their music
education can stay with them into adulthood. Over the past 40
years, Bedfordshire has gained an impressive reputation for
offering high quality music education. Establishing Music
for Bedford Borough gives us a fantastic opportunity to
work in partnership with our schools and build upon this
The opportunity to learn to play a musical
instrument can provide a child with a wealth of educational,
personal and social benefits. Parents keen to ensure that their
children benefit from this opportunity, are advised to contact
their child’s school directly, who in turn, will work with Music
for Bedford Borough, and make it happen!
For more information go to www.bedford.gov.uk/music or
alternatively, call the team on 01234 718 088.