Music reduces anxiety and increases confidence…

A story on how to push for music.

‘A rich variety of music projects reduces student stress and anxiety; gives opportunities to build teamwork, leadership and musical skills; and helps build skills and confidence. Stephen Steinhaus, Vice Principal of Whitley Academy, explains…

I’ll just come right out and say it: we don’t have a music department at Whitley Academy, a member of the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance. We have a high-achieving performing arts department and a small ‘’music room’’, but no full-time music teacher or music curriculum timetable.

When I arrived over three years ago as line manager for the arts, being a former professional/semi-pro singer, I started to push for…’

Read the rest of Stephen’s article on the SSAT website.