Vocational links build partnership with local music provider

With musical provision across the country facing a bleak future as county music services are scrapped or gradually phased out, and with arts organisations in general struggling for support, it’s a relief to see some positive news for music provision.

News this week that Hertford Regional College has forged a partnership with Playsomething Academy, a Ware-based music tution provider that recently won the Music Maker Music Maker prize at the Music Industry Association Music Awards. The academy provides musical instrumental tuition to over a thousand pupils.

Award-winners

Winners all round: image credit Hertfordshire Mercury

The diploma course offered by HRC in partnership with the academy is an opportunity for pupils to combine tution with the chance to gain relevant industry experience, a significant factor in the increaingly competitive popular music sector. Appropriate vocational links with relevant industry sector partners is becoming an increasing element not only in vocational colleges, in courses at diploma and foundation degree levels, but also at university level as well.

Let’s hope more educational insitutions follow suit, and help improve the fortunes of music providers across the country at this dark time.

You can read the full article here.

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