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Supporting the North East Music Education Workforce

Youth Music commissioned Arts Inform to carry out research identifying the needs of the music education workforce in the North East region in September 2011.  In particular it explored the roles and needs of music leaders, their employers and other agencies, as well as things that could be done to improve the opportunities provided by the workforce.  

This summary document and full report highlight some of the key current issues identified by music leaders and employers involved in non-formal music education. 

The research sought the views of a range of Music Leaders and the people who employ and commission them to carry out music activities with children and young people aged up to 18 in the North East of England.

The research is structured around three main research questions:
1. What is the current environment for the music education workforce in the North East region?
2. What are the main needs of the music education workforce in the North East and what are the likely impacts of the wider music education environment?
3. How can we enable an effective programme of workforce development within relevant existing provision? How will we get there?

 The findings should be of interest to those involved in music leading activities both in the North East, and across the country more widely.

Download a 10 page summary of the findings

Download the full report