Inspiring Music has been nominated for a prestigious national award at a ceremony dubbed the Oscars of the arts education sector.
Orchestras Live, the partnership organisation whose mission is to ensure that communities across the country have access to world-class orchestral experiences, have been shortlisted along with project partners in Luton, Bedford and Central Bedfordshire for the Outstanding Classical Music Education Initiative Award for their project The Wish.
A West End composer has returned to where it all began after he was named the new head of the Leighton-Linslade Music Centre – more than 35 years after he first walked through the doors as a student.
Tim Hammond is back at the Inspiring Music-run Saturday morning centre at Vandyke Upper School, which kick-started and developed his talent and would lead him on to musically directing major productions, such as We Will Rock You, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Bugsy Malone.
Research has shown that in addition to improving students’ self-confidence and team work, music can help students progress in crucial learning areas such as English, Science and Maths.