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Cardiff and Vale Music Education gets refresh to attract more people

The Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service is changing to ‘Cardiff and Vale Music Education’.The service has been refreshed, with a different look including a new logo and website making the service wider and more user-friendly for pupils, parents and schools.

The Cardiff and Vale Music Education is going from strength to strength following the launch of the National Plan for Music Education last September and in order to respond to its new crucial role as the local lead organisation for the National Music Service, a fresh new name, brand, website and parent and school portal has been developed.

Cardiff Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: “Music now plays an important part in the Expressive Arts area of the Curriculum for Wales and the launch of the National Plan for Music Education aligned with the implementation of the curriculum from September 2022, has ensured that the two elements work together to support schools and teachers as well as providing exciting opportunities for children and young people to experience the joy of music making.

The new website and parent portal will improve communication between tutors, parents and carers thanks to an integrated messaging system. Payment options are also changing so that the cost of tuition can be spread over a longer period, to give a range of affordable options to all.

The new logo for the service, CFMusic provides a strong geographical identity linked with the postcode for the local and wider regional area, the prominence of ‘education’ is at heart of the offer and the change addresses any possible confusion with other local music services.

Cllr Sarah Merry added: “This new look service aims to unite all music education partners, venues, and performance organisations across the region, with support for all schools and settings being their mission.

“Its great news for young people in Cardiff and the Vale, giving them a more streamlined service still with the same high-quality lessons and providing more opportunities for talent and future pupil success.”

Schools, parents and carers who already have pupils taking music lessons with the service will receive an email instructing what they need to do to commence the new term in September.

For more information about the wide-ranging offer from Cardiff and Vale Music Education go to: www.cfmusiceducation.co.uk or follow @cerddcf on social media to discover more.