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Making Music in the UK 2014

Making Music in the UK 2014

In 2005 we mapped the shape of the UK in terms of the numbers of music makers, where they lived and what they played.
We decided it was time to re-commission the same research and to compare the results between the intervening periods.
Here is the great headline from the new data:

• The excellent news it that the figure of 21% of the population has now grown to 28%, which is 16.7 million people playing an instrument!

We have produced a 50 page report plus the questions.
Cost: MIA members £100 + VAT, Non members £200 + VAT

Quality Instruments for Education – helpful advice for the musical student

Quality Instruments for Education – helpful advice for the musical student

A new 24 page publication that is free to download, giving a wealth of advice on the benefits of playing a musical instrument as well as quality advice on buying one. Covering all the major instrument groups, the booklet gives useful information and guidance on selecting the right instrument for the player. To see a copy of this document click here.
The brochure has been produced with the support of many educational partners, such as the Department for Children, the Federation of Music Services and the National Association of Music Educators.
The publication is free but postage must be paid:
10 copies £4.00
50 copies £15.00
100 copies £25.00
500 copies £65.00
1000 copies £100.00

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2011 Awards 6
2011 Awards 4
Music for All
Learn to Play
2011 Awards 7

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