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 was Chair of the Music Education Council (2013 to 2019); Executive board member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME)(2016 to 2018); and Chair of the ISME National Affiliate Council (2016 to 2018); member of the Department for Educations' Hub Advisory Group; and member of advisory board for Sistema Global.

Richard is also a past president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and past 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 Richard received the Classic fm Music Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award. Richard is now retired but is happy to be contacted if he can be of assistance. 

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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. Furthermore, Richard believes that, by working together, those interested in the Power of Music can make a significant difference to people's lives for the better.

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How can Richard help you?

Richard is now retired but is happy to be contacted if he can be of assistance - contact Richard to find out more.



Email or call anytime for further information contact Richard