What is #CanDoMusic?
#CanDoMusic is a UK-wide campaign that aims to ensure all children and young people can access musical learning in school. The campaign was created in August 2020 by three national membership organisations who came together in partnership to support music delivery: the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the Music Teachers’ Association (MTA) and the UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark.
Our mission is to celebrate and unlock the innovation of music teachers and senior leaders, to share practical ideas and resources to deliver music in engaging and inspiring new ways, and to support schools in ensuring that music plays a central role in rebuilding their school communities.
We hope that all those working to ensure that children have access to a quality music education in and out of the classroom will join us in promoting this campaign.
Together we #CanDoMusic
#CanDoMusic has two strands:
A website which shares inspiring stories from classroom teachers, school leaders and other music educators and signposts to existing practical resources that teachers might use to ensure music is part of the solution in every school.
A social media hashtag #CanDoMusic which highlights what is possible, signposts great ideas and resources, and celebrates solutions for keeping music making at the heart of learning for all children and young people.
You can get involved in the campaign by:
Spread the word: Share stories or resources which highlight and celebrate music teaching in schools, using the hashtag #CanDoMusic.
Sharing resources: To share freely accessible resources you'd like to see featured on the site, send us an email.
Advocate for music in your school: Write to your school leaders to ensure that music education remains a key part of the curriculum, using our template letter.