He pointed to the work of the Music in Secondary School Trust (MiSST), which partners with schools in disadvantaged areas to provide regular classical music tuition. Its latest report, which will be published on Thursday, presents compelling statistics on the impact of such programmes on 11- to 18-year-olds, such as improving self-confidence and resilience.
Its research shows MiSST students are “bucking the national trend”, with self-confidence, for example, increasing by more than 10% in schools that have the programme compared with those that do not.
Lloyd Webber said: “At a time when schools are so under pressure that music teaching is at serious risk, programmes like MiSST are needed more than ever before.”
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