October 24th – The MIA Presents: “Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry”


The industry case to support disabled musicians will be discussed at the October Conference, along with compelling data on the size of the opportunity, compiled by the Creative United project. This data drove the following project…

Nottingham Music Pilot – the update

Back in May we told you about an exciting initiative announced by the Nottingham Music Hub (NMH) to pilot a new approach ensuring that disabled children are able to fully participate in making music through Whole Class Ensemble Tuition at primary school. (Original story here)

The great news is that our industry’s Music for All charity and a number of local instrument retailers have now sourced and delivered the required (and in some cases, specially adapted) instruments to the schools ready for the new Term!

The aim of the pilot is to identify and respond to the specific needs of all children in Year 3 of more than 75 mainstream primary schools across the city. The pilot has been initiated by Creative United which operates the Take it away scheme, an Arts Council England funded initiative that aims to make the purchase of musical instruments and associated equipment and accessories easier and more affordable for parents wishing to support their child’s learning and participation in music.

If successful, the partners hope that their approach to building the knowledge and confidence of both parents and teachers around the availability of adapted instruments and equipment will be adopted more widely, helping to substantially increase the number of disabled children being actively encouraged to participate fully in learning and playing music from an early age.

Whatever the outcomes, this important initiative and the work of the Take it away Consortium more broadly in raising awareness about disability access and inclusion within the music education sector will be an important focus for our forthcoming Music Education event on 24 October.

A full press release will be issued at the end of this month.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our Industry” will be held on Thursday 24th October 2019 at the Victory Services Club, Seymour St, London, W2 2HF – a 2 minute walk from Marble Arch Tube Station.

We anticipate that this event will be highly attended, so please book now to avoid missing out on a vital gathering designed to support your business, and inspire you with new ideas to help you create new partnerships and revenue streams for your company.

Tickets including lunch buffet and evening meal are just £49 + VAT for members, and £99 + VAT for non-members. Email clare@mia.org.uk to reserve your place today.

Plus, we have secured a number of hotel rooms at the venue at excellent prices, let us know as soon as possible if you would like one:

£123.75 for single occupancy

£168.50 for double occupancy

Contact clare@mia.org.uk