As lead partner of the Merton Music Education Hub, Merton Music Foundation is currently working with a range of local, regional and national partners to deliver the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Merton.
These aims include the following Core Roles:
Ensuring that every child aged 5 – 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
Ensuring that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
Providing opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
Developing a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
Continuous Professional Development
CPD for school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
Providing an instrument loan service, with discounts for those on low incomes.
Live Music Opportunities
Providing access to large scale and high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and venues. This will include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.