There are naturally a number of concerns about how music education is safely re-launched back in schools and the community after lockdown. Our partners at MusicMark asked if we could work with them in identifying appropriate research and guidance to create a new guide for Schools and Music Educators…
We were delighted to help and draw on expertise from NAMM, Denis Wick and the British Band Instrument Company, to name just a few.
The link to the guidance is below and Musicmark state the following:
“Music Mark has worked alongside independent Music Education consultant Gary Griffiths to compile COVID-19 related guidance. We have reviewed academic studies, and consulted our Members, the Music Teachers’ Association, the Music Industries Association, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Musicians’ Union, as well as individual sector experts, headteachers and teachers”.
“There are three documents available – all of which are ‘live’ in that they will be reviewed as often as more research comes to light to make sure we are providing as clear and helpful guidance as we can. There is a short, simple guide for schools (primarily aimed at helping head teachers and governors understand that musical learning can and must be part of the curriculum as pupils return to school), a more detailed guide for music providers (which school music teachers may also find useful), and a literature review”.
Music Unlocked Guidance (published 2nd June 2020)
There are three documents available – all of which are ‘live’ in that they will be reviewed by Music Mark as more research comes to light to make sure they are providing as clear and helpful guidance as they can.