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Musicians and music teachers are being called on to shape the future of music education in the UK / CLASSIC fM

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The government is asking music industry and education experts to help shape the future of music education in the United Kingdom. Musicians and teachers, and young people and their parents, are being called on to share their experience of music in schools, and to tell the UK government what they want to see in a new national blueprint.

Lord Lloyd-Webber has weighed in on the plans, saying: "Every child should have the right to free music education as a vital part of the school curriculum. Music is an empowering force for good. I passionately hope this is the beginning of seeing music back where it belongs as a central part of our schools' curriculum." The plan aims to level up music opportunities for all children, following years of campaigning from musicians including Lloyd Webber, as well as Nicola Benedetti and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, to create a fairer music education system.

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