ISM Survey for music teachers on the impact of COVID-19


Are you a classroom music teacher or instrumental music teacher working in schools? The ISM wants to hear from you. The survey is open to both ISM members and non-members so that they can build as full a picture as possible about what is happening across the UK…

Here’s a message from our friends and partners at the ISM

At the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) we know that music education has been continually eroded through the introduction of the English Baccalaureate and have received reports of music in schools being sidelined further as a direct result of COVID-19. We’ve worked hard to influence policymakers and provide resources to make sure that music education can and does continue during this time.

Now we’ve launched a survey to help us better understand how COVID-19 is affecting music teaching as schools begin to return in the autumn. It’s designed so we can learn more about:

  • Those teaching classroom music across the UK in different types of schools and how government guidance is affecting music provision.
  • Those teaching instrumental lessons in schools either privately, through music hubs or through Local Authority music services and how their work in schools is being impacted.

The survey takes around 15 minutes and it is anonymous. You can find out how we’ll process your data. The survey will close at 5:30pm on 5th October, 2020.