The country's biggest programme of music tuition is bringing music to London's poorest borough. It's making school kids healthier, happier and achieve more at school according to new research by the Institute of Education. It's also creating the future of generation of London's musicians and orchestra members.
Investment in music education may not be on the top of everyone's agenda as councils are forced to make unprecedented cuts to budgets, but in Newham, the London borough that hosted much of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, they are investing £2 million every year into our Every Child a Musician programme.
It's a pioneering scheme that gives every primary school pupil the opportunity to learn a musical instrument without costing their parents or carers a penny.
Ian Maclay, the Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra explains why he thinks Newham's music scheme is so important.