Launching the new #CanDoMusic website

January 29, 2024 by Colin Stuart from ISM

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Today, we’re proud to launch a rejuvenated #CanDoMusic website. Can Do Music is an umbrella organisation formed of the three music subject associations: Music Mark, the Music Teachers’ Association and the Independent Society of Musicians.

We’re working together to ensure that you, our brilliant music teachers who deliver music education across the country, have ready access to resources, ideas and commentary, and even have the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences, all in one place.

Music is unique in having three subject associations, and while our organisations work in partnership on issues at times, we all feel it’s as important as ever to have a lasting, public partnership. There are many reasons for this belief, but most importantly it’s because we’re constantly inspired by the partnerships we see delivering music education. As national organisations we’re privileged to see what teaching professionals working in partnerships can achieve for students, from the exciting to the innovative. We want to share and amplify that work. If you’re seeking inspiration, just take a look at some of the blogs, it won’t take long before you find something that might provide ideas you could adopt in your school or your local area.

If there’s a fantastic resource you use in school or have developed and don’t spot it on the website, please get in touch. Similarly, if you have been involved in or heard of a project or event you know your colleagues around the country could benefit from hearing about, consider talking to us and writing a blog. This is a space for all of us to share, learn and be inspired.

Many will already be familiar with the #CanDoMusic brand. Back in 2020 our three organisations came together in the difficult days of COVID-19, when the rules were changing day by day and hour by hour. There was huge uncertainty in the education system and #CanDoMusic helped lead the way by showing that despite the restrictions, music education could still play out in schools.

Even though those days of the pandemic are thankfully in the past, it’s clear that the core message of Can Do Music is as relevant today as it was then. We are all passionate about brilliant music education and believe every student should have access to it. Can Do Music wants to help put the resources, inspiration and even reassurance you need to deliver music education at your fingertips.

We hope you like the new look of the #CanDoMusic website and find the new layout easier than before. Most of all, we really hope you find it useful. We’re excited to see this space develop in the future. As well as using the website, please share your reflections on social media using the hashtag and spread the positive message that we #CanDoMusic.