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Posted on: 27 July, 2022

An end-of-year message from CEO Peter Bolton

July 2022

As we arrive at the end of the academic year I would like to stay a huge thank you to all our parents & carers, teachers, tutors, music directors, administration and management staff for your hard work and support throughout the year.

Hopefully, all the restrictions of the pandemic are now behind us. We are pleased to be back to the number of students we were teaching before the pandemic, all of our music centres are open and numbers in our county ensembles and at Kent Music Summer School are very healthy. From what we see, young people are very keen to make music.

We are excited about the future. In September we move our administration, management and resources into a new building in Ashford. This brings us under one roof for the first time and we will be part of a new creative quarter in Ashford. Next door will be Jasmin Vardimon Company, a professional contemporary dance company who have just opened a creation centre where they will make all their work. This presents us with new opportunities to work together and to use their building as a rehearsal and training centre.

In June the government published its new national plan for music education for 2022 – 2030. The plan places a renewed emphasis on the importance of music in schools and supporting organisations like Kent Music to deliver high quality music provision in and out of school. We look forward to hearing more of the detail and working with partners to continue the quality of music education for children & young people in Kent.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to working with you next academic year.


Peter Bolton

Chief Executive