The MIX (Luton Music Education Hub) led by Luton Music Service will provide high standards of quality and expertise working in partnership with schools to deliver the National Plan
The Government’s National Plan for Music Education says that ‘children from all backgrounds and every part of England should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; to make music with others; to learn to sing; and to have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence if they wish to.’ ‘The MIX’ (the Luton Music Education Hub) http://www.thelutonmusicmix.com/ , led by Luton Music Service, will provide high standards of quality and expertise, working in partnership with schools, to deliver the National Plan.
Research tells us that music makes a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. There are strong links between involvement in musical learning and improvements in literacy and numeracy.
This service is planned and structured to provide a coherent pathway from Musical Awakenings through First Access to Progression for Excellence, offering routes to the highest standards for the musically talented.
The service to schools will be supported by an instrument hire scheme and will dovetail into a range of opportunities to perform from beginner to advanced level in bands, choirs and ensembles delivered by ‘The MIX’, whose partners include:
Luton Music Service (Saturday Morning Music School and Ensembles);
Luton Sixth Form College; Luton Culture; Orchestras Live; The UK Centre for Carnival Arts; Charanga; Gigajam;
Above all, this service will work with schools to bring the joy of music making to all children and young people and ensure the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.