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What is it and why is it important?

Being musically inclusive ensures that all children and young people who want to, can make music.


This happens by:

  • Embracing a wide range of genres and styles
  • Supporting participants to achieve social and personal outcomes as well as musical ones
  • Having a music education workforce that can work with young people of all backgrounds, needs and interests

“All children and young people” means all children and young people, not just those who are extremely vulnerable or gifted and talented.  The practitioners who support young people must be able to work together to signpost suitable provision and progression routes for all of them.

The benefits?

  • Children and young people experience more positive personal, social and musical outcomes
  • We reach more children and young people, and what we offer to young people  is more diverse, representative and relevant
  • Children and young people are more committed and invested in music  
  • Policymakers, funders and commissioners are more committed and invested in music

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