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  • Elliston Primary says music gives pupils a chance to shine.

    Elliston Primary School, North East Lincolnshire
  • The teachers at Sandcross Primary are very musical.

    Sandcross Primary School, Surrey
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Quotes from our supporters

  • Every kid deserves the right to learn an instrument.

    Sir Paul McCartney

    Sir Paul McCartney

  • Picking up a guitar saved my life and to this day gives me joy every time I pick it up.

    Sting

    Sting

  • Musical instruments have a profound power to unlock untold expression in all kinds of people.

    Sir Tom Jones

    Sir Tom Jones

  • Musical instruments are the perfect thing to bring kids together.

    Jessie J

    Jessie J

  • It’s a terrible shame that instruments are going unused when there is somebody somewhere whose life could be transformed by it.

    Damon Albarn

    Damon Albarn

  • There is just something amazing about having the skill and being able to make your own music.

    Tinie Tempah

    Tinie Tempah

  • I really passionately believe that every child has a right to express themself in music.

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor

  • Once you pick up an instrument and you know you love it, you will never stop playing it.

    Labrinth

    Labrinth

  • Music is quite a wholesome activity ... you’re not behind the bike shed, you’re inside creating.

    Wild Beasts

    Wild Beasts

  • You can’t expect a kid to learn maths in their head ... The same thing is true of music.

    KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall

  • We wouldn’t be here if we hadn’t have had access to music growing up … so it’s really important you don’t cut that off at source.

    Editors

    Editors

  • My actual first instrument was a kids-size bass guitar, which I played in my first punk band in NYC.

    Neneh Cherry

    Neneh Cherry

  • Music is one of our greatest exports. Unless we keep that up in the schools then that tradition will die away.

    Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs

    Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs

  • Having access to music at schools is really important for us ... music's great to meet people and express yourself.

    The Vamps

    The Vamps

  • Music is therapeutic to me ... If something’s really got me down, there’s a song I can sing that will pull me right out of it.

    Candi Staton

    Candi Staton

  • We're cheating our children of a great future if we don't allow them to get involved in music.

    Maverick Sabre

    Maverick Sabre

  • When I was in Year 4 I was given a violin. I really loved playing although I was never really that good.

    Laura Mvula

    Laura Mvula

  • I’ve got a lot of friends who started with nothing and gained a lot through music.

    Newton Faulkner

    Newton Faulkner

  • Keep the music alive.

    Wretch 32

    Wretch 32

  • I was so lucky to grow up playing instruments ... It's a part of the brain nothing else gets to.

    Imogen Heap

    Imogen Heap

  • I got a lot of encouragement ... I remember staying after school to learn keyboards and experiment with music.

    DJ EZ

    DJ EZ

  • Music changes lives; it’s changed mine. It inspires; gives purpose, confidence and joy.

    Neil Davidge

    Neil Davidge

  • Music is a big part of British culture. Without support children can’t become the next Jessie J or Tinie Tempah.

    DJ Fresh

    DJ Fresh

  • When I was six years old, I was lent an old saxophone. I was instantly drawn into a new world.

    Amy Dickson

    Amy Dickson

  • Art and music were the only two ways [I had] to express myself properly and to be an individual.

    Becky Hill

    Becky Hill

  • A gentleman that believed in me and started letting me do gigs at his pub bought me my first guitar when I was 13.

    John Newman

    John Newman

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Maverick Sabre
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