Our equality, diversity and inclusion work

We all know that learning and making music can make a massive impact on young people. It can improve wellbeing, and has a wealth of benefits for their intellectual, personal and social development. But despite this, too many are missing out because they face a range of barriers to participating in music education.

We’re one of fifteen music services from across England who are part of Changing Tracks, a programme of support and learning for and with music services wanting to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. It is run by Hertfordshire Music Service and funded by Youth Music. It was previously called MusicNet East. Read our annual findings and review 2019/2020.

We are helping each other to be more inclusive through a peer network facilitated by Music Mark, funding for action research, support and challenge, advice and resources. 

About the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England

The network is part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England.

The Alliance is a growing network of organisations working together to:

* promote equity in music education

* support others to do the same through advocacy, CPD, resources, and strategic alliances.

What does being musically inclusive involve?

Musically inclusive practice involves  making sure young people’s music is HEARD:  

●    Holistic – placing emphasis on personal, social and musical outcomes
●    Equitable – people facing the biggest barriers receive the most support
●    Authentic – developed with and informed by the people we do it for 
●    Representative – the people we work with as participants and colleagues reflect our diverse society
●    Diverse – all musical genres, styles, practices are valued equally

Find out how MK Music Hub is working with Changing Tracks