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Music Hub

Get Musical with Our Local Music Hub

 

The Bedford Music Hub, funded by the Department for Education through Arts Council England and supported by Bedford Borough Council, offers a wide range of opportunities for your child to learn music. The hub is led by Music for Bedford Borough (the local music service) working with partners including Bedford Music Co-operative, Bedfordshire Music Trust, Conscia Jazz and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

 

The National Plan for Music Education says that all children should have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, be supported in continuing to play, join a musical group, and have regular opportunities to sing. The idea behind the hub is that it supports the work already going on in schools where music is part of the National Curriculum right up to Key Stage 3 (year 9) and offers extension opportunities for children that wish to further experience the joys of making music or to continue after the statutory age.

 

The Bedford Music Hub delivers this plan locally with its partners, through regular term-time and holiday options including groups and courses such as ‘Sing on!’ with children combining to sing as a choir at the Corn Exchange, Bedfordshire Music Trust orchestral courses, and as a new music experience called ‘First Steps in Music’ for children aged 3 and 4 years old.

 

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education said: “Music sets children up for life. It is important in itself, but it also supports learning across the board in maths, English and social and emotional development. Perhaps even more significantly, music is one of the subjects identified as giving children the skills they will need for the future. Beyond what your child’s school must provide as part of the National Curriculum, the music hub provides you with a unique chance to open more doors for your children. “

 

For more information, please visit www.bedford.gov.uk/music

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