“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” – Plato
The Music & Arts Service is committed to delivering the objectives of the National Plan for Music. We want to make music accessible for all, and to offer the best possible musical experience to all children within the Bradford District and beyond.
Through high quality teaching and a commitment to offering a diverse range of musical projects and programmes, the service aims to provide music leadership and excellence.
There are many benefits to music education, with Aristotle stating:
“Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.”
Music requires concentration, control, conviction, and collaboration – excellent qualities which are useful in other aspects of a pupil’s life including school. Children who can maintain a steady beat have a greater fluency in their reading. Singing provides vocabulary enrichment, teaches tenses and plurals, and encourages good pronunciation. Learning an instrument helps to improve memory and focus as well as supporting children’s learning in other subjects.