David Sulkin, Executive Director, Help Musicians UK said: 'For years now funding for music education has lurched from crisis to crisis. There have been glimpses of hope, for example the outstanding initiative, Music Manifesto - an inspiring vision to empower specialist and generalist teachers to work together to encourage the widest possible access to music in schools. The wings of Music Manifesto were clipped as the bird emerged from its nest. Sing Up, another motivating initiative to give all children access to the basics of music-making, has been privatised. We only have one last chance to make the case for music education for all. We must not miss it. All musicians and those who believe in its power, shout now!'