The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools across the country. Music is an integral part of a child’s development and a key component of each student’s complete education, helping increase performance in all core subjects, while encouraging collaboration and creative thinking. To date, the Foundation has provided nearly $51 Million in new musical instruments to almost 1,900 public schools in more than 192 districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.3 million children. “We are thrilled to have such an incredible collection of celebrities join our 2014 Ambassador class,” said Paul Cothran, Vice President and Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
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Music hubs fail to provide successful music education in schools
Over time we must expect a greater impact on music education for all pupils in schools. The watchdog found that there is often a lack of support for this subject in schools because both head teachers and other school leaders do not have enough knowledge of music education, and there is a gap between the knowledge of staff and the knowledge that is needed to support music education. Ofsted have previously found that there is a vast range in the quality of music education that is provided in schools. The majority give pupils an inadequate coverage with an often poor musical content.
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