Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Government pledges £82.5m to music education following Henley Report

Children across the UK are being encouraged to learn musical instruments by the government.
Great deals on musical instruments

The government has announced it will spend £82.5 million on encouraging better music education in the UK.

Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, made the announcement following the publication of the Henley Report, which made 36 recommendations after conducting a review of the topic.

The money from the government will be spent on encouraging children of all ages and abilities to pick up musical instruments, as well as getting a larger number of top music graduates into the teaching profession.

"Music has the power to touch the soul. It is a universal language understood by people of every culture and it gives us all the chance to be transported by beauty," said Mr Gove.

He added that it is important youngsters from every walk of life have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

Darren Henley, the man who conducted the review and the managing director of Classic FM, stated that he hopes to see an education system in place which will allow every child to achieve their "full musical potential".

Julian Lloyd Webber has praised the government for its actions, explaining that he applauds its efforts to "bring music to every child".

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800391938-ADNFCR

Posted on 8 Feb 2011 15:05 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Built to complement the modern percussive musician, the SPD::ONE range exhibits complete versatility and adaptability in the face of live performance.

26 May 2017 12:25
thumbnail

TC Helicon launch VoiceLive 3 Extreme vocal and guitar FX unit at Musikmesse 2015.

14 Apr 2015 16:15
thumbnail

TC Electronic expand the Ditto Looper lineup with the Ditto Stereo Looper.

14 Apr 2015 06:45
thumbnail

TC-Helicon have launched the Switch-6, a footswitch with, yep, 6 switches.

23 Sep 2014 16:49
thumbnail

A special edition version of the popular TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal has been announced.

22 Jul 2014 16:00
thumbnail

The Play Acoustic is the first ever combined vocal and electro-acoustic guitar processer.

13 May 2014 16:00

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.

26 May 2017 09:55
thumbnail

Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience

25 May 2017 11:53
thumbnail

Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.

24 May 2017 12:51
thumbnail

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40