Richard Hallam MBE for matters related to high quality music education

Richard Hallam MBE - Music Education Consultant

Richard Hallam has a lifetime's experience in all aspects of music education including as a teacher, Advisor and Inspector, Head of Music Service, professional trumpet player, conductor and Government music education adviser.

He has been involved in music education nationally and internationally for over 20 years including being Chair of the National Association of Music Educators, Incorporated Society of Musicians' Music Education Section Warden and a member of the executive of the Music Education Council as well as being a member of numerous charitable, government and curriculum advisory bodies including Sistema England. He is Chair of the Music Education Council, Past President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, member of the Department for Educations' Hub Advisory Group and member of advisory boards for Sistema Europe and Sistema Global and former chair of the ISME Sistema SIG.

During his 5 year part-time secondment as Government adviser he chaired the Music Manifesto steering committee. From 2008 to 2011 he was the National Music Participation Director and continued much of that work as the National Music Education Grant Director. Through all of this work Richard had regular and direct contact with Ministers and Senior Officials in both the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In November 2012 received the Classic fm Music Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award. Richard is now a freelance music education consultant.

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Richard believes passionately in the power of music to transform lives. From the youngest toddler to the eldest senior citizen, whether for education or well-being, music can make life better. Formally or informally, in or out of school, as an academic subject or for recreation - high quality music making can make a difference for the individual, the family and the whole community. 

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How can Richard help you?

Richard advises on all aspects of music education - policy and practice, funding and pedagogy. He can help you to analyse your provision; comply with current statutory requirements and match up to best practice standards.

No aspect of music is too big or too small - too simple or too complex.

In short, if you have an issue involving music education, Richard may be able to help you - contact Richard to find out more.



Email or call anytime for further information contact Richard