Music Education APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support parliamentarians engaging in discussions relating to music education through early years, primary, secondary, SEND, further and higher education, and lifelong learning. The Group has a particular focus on Curriculum, the National Plan for Music Education, challenges facing higher education,and progression into the creative and cultural sector.

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Recent Documents related to Music Education

1. Music Education in England
15/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: DEBATE PACK Number CDP-0189, 15 July 2019 Music Education in England By Nerys Roberts Michael O'Donnell

2. Incorporated Society of Musicians - written evidence
02/07/2019 - Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution - Education Committee
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Found: a nationally recognised subject association for music. 1.2              Since 1882, the ISM has been dedicated

3. Government backs young musicians
11/01/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: young musicians Expert panel to devise model music curriculum to help schools deliver world-class teaching

4. Incorporated Society of Musicians - written evidence
12/12/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: association for performers, composers, songwriters and music educators. Founded in 1882, we are wholly independent

5. Multi-million-pound culture boost for children in schools
03/01/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: and communications Home Education, training and skills Press release

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Music Education

1. Covid-19: Music Education
08/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on music education.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Music Education in England
17/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered music education in England.It is a great pleasure to - Speech Link

3. Economy and Society: Contribution of Music
21/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the contribution of music to the economy and society.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: congratulate the outgoing chief executive of UK Music, my predecessor Michael Dugher, on putting a big - Speech Link
3: early in my speech.UK Music’s new report, “Music By Numbers”, represents the most comprehensive set - Speech Link

4. Education: Music A-level
24/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: are allocating more funding to music education programmes—over £400 million between 2016 and 2020—than - Speech Link
2: that Answer. A-level music is a crucial gateway to a professional career in music. If it dies out, the - Speech Link
3: of course correct to say that A-level entries in music have declined in recent years. However, we want - Speech Link

5. Instrumental Music Tuition
25/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: tonight’s debate on the importance of instrumental music tuition for young people. I should say from the - Speech Link
2: agrees that nobody should ever be priced out of music tuition, which is absolutely vital. Will he also - Speech Link
3: and potentially prohibiting people from enjoying music to its full effect. The brass band in his constituency - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Music Education
1. Music: Education
asked by: Valerie Vaz
... when he plans to publish the refreshed National Plan for Music Education.

2. Music: Education
asked by: Lisa Cameron
... when he plans to publish the refreshed National Plan for Music Education.

3. Music: Education
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future provision of funding for Music Education Hubs.

4. Music: Education
asked by: Tonia Antoniazzi
... when he plans to publish the new National Plan for Music Education.

5. Music: Education
asked by: Diana Johnson
... if he will provide a detailed update on the future of the National Plan for Music Education; and what steps he is taking to provide long-term financial support for music education hubs and peripatetic teachers who are dependent on funding via that plan which ends in 2020.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Clancarty Portrait
Earl of Clancarty
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Portrait
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dame Diana Johnson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5647.


Public Enquiry Point:

Liam Budd, Incorporated Society of Musicians, 4-5 Inverness Mews, London W2 3JQ. Tel: 020 7313 9318



Incorporated Society of Musicians acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
14 Jul 2020
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Secretariat   From : 14/07/2020 To : 13/07/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Music Education APPG

Former APPG Officers
Andrew Percy Portrait
Andrew Percy
Conservative - Brigg and Goole
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lyn Brown Portrait
Lyn Brown
Vice Chair
Labour - West Ham
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
8 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Taiwan , Wine and Spirits
Baroness Altmann Portrait
Baroness Altmann
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Neville-Rolfe Portrait
Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Strasburger Portrait
Lord Strasburger
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Ticket Abuse
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships