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Education Section

The MU’s Education Section is one the MU's largest industry sections and offers specialist and proactive representation for musicians who teach.

Last updated: 14 September 2021

Any MU member who works in music education – whether in schools, as a private teacher or in any other capacity – is invited to join the Education Section. Members who are part of the Education Section receive dedicated news and updates.

Join the Education Section

The Education Section is managed by the MU's education team, whose officers work to advance the status and recognition of musicians who teach. The team also lobbies the four UK Governments on music education policy, and is responsible for developing the MU's guidance, training and resources for teachers.

Education Section Committee

MU's Education Section Committee helps shape the MU's aims and initiatives in music education. Members who are part of Education Section are eligible to stand for the MU's Education Section Committee.

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Photograph of a close up of a young flute player, practicing in a classroom setting. Behind them we can see other performers and a teacher figure.

MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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Photograph of a woman and young girl at a keyboard, the younger girl has her hands on the keys, while the woman points to the score and appears to be saying something in an instructive manner.

MU Education Conference: Explore the Programme

We have launched an interactive new programme page for our in-person Education Conference on 15-16 October, giving full details of all sessions and presenters. You can now book your place online.

Published: 10 September 2021

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