EA launches Music Service website

The Education Authority (EA) has launched the Music Service website, which showcases the inspiring work in nearly 700 schools across Northern Ireland to make music accessible to children and young people.

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The new website, developed over two years, is packed with information on Music Service activities, including concerts, events and service development.

The website is a valuable tool for parents of new pupils accessing the service for the first time. It explains the benefits of music lessons, highlights the advantages of membership of the vast array of orchestra bands and ensembles available to pupils of all levels across Northern Ireland, and provides a point of contact for parents and carers who would like to find out more about their child’s progress and opportunities.

“I am delighted to announce the launch of the EA Music Service website. It is a celebration of the fantastic and inspiring work that goes on in the almost 700 schools to make music accessible to our children and young people,” said Michele Corkey, EA Director of Education.

“Through a team of passionate and professional EA tutors we inspire, support, and challenge our pupils. We help them build confidence and self-esteem. We help them to develop creativity, communication skills and many other academic and interpersonal skills.

“There are so many benefits that come from learning music, from experiencing group music making; enhanced social skills, emotional well-being, and behavioural awareness. Global research over the last decade has proven that music education is a powerful tool in helping children reach their full intellectual, social, and creative potential,” she concluded.

The Music Service website is available at https://musicservice.eani.org.uk/

Last updated: 20/11/2020