Giving young the chance to develop musical talent

MUSICAL youngsters in Eastbourne are set to benefit after a scheme run by East Sussex County Council was earmarked as a music education hub by the Arts Council.

The national body has been busy choosing 122 schemes across the country which it hopes will play a central role in making sure every local child has the chance to experience learning to play an instrument or sing as part of a choir.

Alan Davey, chief executive of Arts Council England, said, “The Arts Council’s goal is to make sure children and young people have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, as set out in achieving great art for everyone.

“After a robust application process we look forward to working with music education hubs to enhance and develop music education provision across the country.”

And regional director Sally Abbott added, “The music education hubs will give all children and young people in this region the chance to develop their talents in a diverse range of music – from classical to RnB and jazz.”