Research published today by Making Music sheds new light on the obstacles amateur music groups face when attracting younger members.
The research was funded by a legacy donation to Making Music, with the aim of uncovering the barriers that are stopping young people from joining amateur music groups. It comes in response to a 2014 survey by Music for All which found that there are 13.6 million people in the UK who could be described as a lapsed player, of which almost 70% stopped by the time they were 16 years old.
How to encourage participation
The results of the study will provide the basis for us to develop additional resources, tools and advice over the next two years to help groups remove or mitigate these barriers and to help young people find and get involved in amateur music.
Xenia Davis, Youth Engagement Manager, said:
“Music plays such a key role in both improving health and wellbeing and bringing communities together. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to find ways to involve and engage young people in making music.”
View the full survey results and analysis below.
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