Schools: Why Music?

Where there’s great music in a school, you can be sure it’s also a great school. Music can unlock the potential of your pupils and have a transformational effect on school life.

Teachers and heads tell us that music has an impact on their school and pupils in a range of ways (and there’s plenty of evidence to back this up too), including:


  • Closing the attainment gap
  • Improving motivation, raising aspirations
  • Enabling skills for learning
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Watch the video above about the impact of music on cognition

Personal/social development

  • Communication, listening and concentration skills
  • Co-operation, teamwork, peer learning
  • Sense of achievement
  • Opportunity to be music leaders
  • Emotional wellbeing

Skills & qualities for 21st century jobs

  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Analysis, speculation, evaluation
  • Resilient, independent learners


  • Involving everyone, together
  • Engaging vulnerable students
  • Mentoring/role models
  • Sense of direction and achievement

School culture

  • Raising profile of the school
  • Injecting a new energy
  • Enhancing sense of community

The Lancashire Music Hub can help you to make music in your school the best it can be and help you address school priorities through music.

Let us come and talk to you about how we can help.

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