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Merton Music Education Hub

The Merton Music Education Hub (MMEH) is a partnership of organisations committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Merton.

As lead partner of the MMEH, Merton Music Foundation works with its various partners to deliver the promises of the National Plan.

The Role of Music Education hubs

  • CORE ROLES:
    • First Access - Ensure that every child aged 5 - 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
    • Progression - Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
    • Ensembles - Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
    • Singing - Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
  • EXTENSION ROLES:
    • Continuous Professional Development – CPD for school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
    • Instrument Hire - Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts for those on low incomes.
    • Live Music Opportunities - Provide access to large scale and high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and venues. This will include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.

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Details of our music education work can be found in our 'Merton Music Education Hub' section and in our Business Plan for 2012-16.

For futher information on Music Education Hubs nationally, see the following documents:

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