National Plan for Music.

The Government has published its comprehensive plan for music as part of its effort to ensure all school children grow up with the opportunity to engage with music.

It ensures children have access to dedicated practice rooms in school, can join extra-curricular musical groups such as choirs or rock bands and provides every child with musical knowledge through mandated timetabled hours.

Music hubs and schools will help students access opportunities outside of school. Whether that is joining a choir, orchestra, ensemble or creating their own music.

Music can be expensive so key to this plan is supporting students financially. This will be through helping with the cost of instruments, technology, lessons and financial support for those wanting to launch creative music projects.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones said: “Music is an important part of children’s development and it is good news the Government is supporting students to be creative.

“I hope this assistance will help inspire the next generation of musicians and give them the chance to take their music aspirations to the next level once they leave school.”