Music teaching is under serious threat due to austerity budgeting, increased use of charging and under-valuing of the service. Members can play a vital role in defending these services.
Remember that through your Local Association you can get the issue of music provision onto the local negotiating agendas - it is important for IMTs to get involved in their local committees and meetings.
Keep talking to friends, family and colleagues about the work of IMTs and the issues the service is facing – word of mouth is an important campaigning tool!
Keep sharing research, news and relevant items on music education with your networks
Politicians often say how important it is that campaigners write personal letters to them about local issues. They receive dozens, and often hundreds, of letters & emails each week.
Here are some tips for getting their attention, always bearing in mind your personal and professional standards of conduct when corresponding and in particular maintaining a professional tone when posting online.