Tees Valley Music Service £3m boost for pupils
More than 20,000 children on Teesside are to get better access to musical activities thanks to a £3m cash boost.
The Arts Council has revealed that Tees Valley Music Service (TVMS) will receive the funding over three years.
Stockton Council said the cash would be spent making sure pupils had the chance to take part in music lessons, learn to sing and play instruments.
Pupils aged between five and 18 in Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar will benefit from the money.
A spokesman for Stockton Council, which manages the project, said: "The money will include training for school staff, instrument loans and involvement in large-scale and high quality music experiences, including working with professional musicians."