The Trade Body for the UK Musical Instrument Industry


The MIA Education Committee

Primary Objectives

Championing music education in schools and the wider society lies at the heart of the MIA’s activities.  It has a dedicated Education Committee, formed of representatives from a broad spectrum of MIA member companies, who work with their industry peers, government and local education authorities to promote music education.


To support, maintain and improve music’s place in the lives of primarily young people by utilising the MIA’s strong links between industry and government.


MIA Education Committee priorities:

Music Teacher Provision
Areas of Focus: Encouragement of musicians to teach, new teacher qualifications, specific MIA support involving the MIA retail community.

Early Years
Areas of Focus: Pre-school, Early Years in primary schools.

Government Liaison & Manifesto
Areas of Focus: Liaison with Government departments, working with the Music Manifesto and Quangos.

Curriculum Development and ICT
Areas of Focus: the National Curriculum, Key Stage 3 review, ICT in the curriculum.

Instrumental Teaching
Areas of Focus: Liaison with Federation of Music Services, lifelong learning - including an overview of the Weekend Warriors programme.

Vocational Training
Areas of Focus: Industry related training and qualifications at 16+. National Music Education Forum.

Outcomes and Communications
Areas of Focus: Messages to MIA members, website strategy, endorsees.
Please keep checking back to these pages as we update them with current Education Committee activities and information.

Lincoln Abbots
ABRSM Publishing Ltd

David Barnard
Roland (UK) Ltd

Nigel Burrows
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

Paul Kirkham
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP)

Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn
Industry Consultant

William Ring

William Ring
Howarth of London

John Simpson

Alan Smith
John Hornby Skewes & Co Ltd

Liz Wilkes
Stentor Music Co Ltd

2011 Awards 7
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