Learn, baby, learn: A special report on music education

Ben Homewood

Newsflash: the music industry needs to talk about education.

The message from the sector is coming loud and clear and, as Music Week’s latest special report finds, the music industry must listen, and listen with interest.

“Music education is in a perilous state,” says David Barnard, education official at The Musicians’ Union. He’s not one to mince his words.

“Despite Government rhetoric about funding and model curriculums, our research has shown that the provision of a quality music education ...

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