Think2020 Year One Highlights


Year 1 of Think2020 has been an exciting, challenging, barrier-breaking experience.

See below for some highlights from our work to strengthen inclusion in the music education sector.

Infographic showing the highlights of year one of Think2020
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  • 11 DM Associate Musicians took part in our Associate Musician audit
  • 810 – Approximate number of people we worked with in Year 1
  • 2 Research & Development bespoke instrument making projects in schools
  • 87% of people we worked with now want to use more tech in their teaching
  • 18 – Number of workshops & speaking engagements delivered by the Think2020 team across the UK in Year 1
  • 47 Young people gained accredited passes for Introduction To Music
    • 12 at Entry 3 Level
    • 19 at Level 1
    • 16 at Level 2


“It gave me inspiration to go away and look at both things [Compose & Perform and Sounds Of Intent] for my own practice in the future”
Teacher at SoundCity training

“Thank you for today. A really useful and interesting day. Head spinning with thought and the want to support change and increased dialogue between disabled & non disabled people in the sector.”
John Kelly, disabled musician & part of the Think2020 Strategic team


The following blogs document and share our research and findings from key moments in Year One:

Thank you to everyone who we have worked with, our partners, colleagues and collaborators for helping us to push forward change in the sector.

Thanks also to Youth Music for their support.

Drake Music is one of 13 organisations funded by Youth Music Fund C.

Fund C awards larger grants for projects with a dual role of delivery and strategic work; developing, promoting and supporting musically inclusive practice

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If you would like to know more about Think2020 please contact Douglas Noble on


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