Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation to support music in U.K. schools

Posted on: July 7, 2016

“A scheme backed by Andrew Lloyd Webber to give free music lessons to school children has had its future secured for the next four years, with a boost of £1.4 million from the composer’s foundation,” writes Matthew Hemley on Monday (7/4) at The Stage (London). “The grant will be paid over four years and secures the future of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme, which was first launched in 2013. It means that the scheme will continue to run in its eight existing London partner schools from September, and that 4,000 children will be receiving free instruments and tuition from September this year…. Truda White, chief executive of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, said: ‘Arts and music provision are being seriously eroded…. MiSST schools are reversing this trend and ensuring young people have a strong arts and music foundation as part of their curriculum.’ The Lloyd Webber programme also receives funding from the Dame Alice Owen Foundation. The money is also enabling MiSST to conduct research into the impact of the programme on children’s learning.”

Posted July 7, 2016