Musical learning is about thinking and acting as a musician. This means that music lessons should be about learning in and through music, not solely about music. Music lessons in school are focussed on developing children’s imagination and creativity.

‘The music sector once again outperformed the rest of the British economy, with growth of 5% year-on-year. The global success of artists like Adele, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran helped recorded music exports rise by 17% as British artists once-again dominated the global charts. Music provides 117,000 full time jobs. Most of these people are at its creative heart – composing, creating, recording and shaping the future of music.’ Deborah Annetts, 2016, CEO of ISM