Maintain or increase current levels of funding for music education in schools and youth orchestras.
Why is this important?
The government is now consulting on reducing funding by 30% - consultation closes on 19 June 2014.
The UK has produced some of the world's finest musicians and composers which are supported by millions of people in this country. All our children deserve the opportunity to learn an instrument and/or sing in a choir. Music education can improve numeracy, literacy and social interaction (as demonstrated brilliantly by the El Sistema programme in Venezuela).