This cut can't happen. The loss to the young people and families of Bedfordshire is simply too great. Right now, every child has access to instruments, tuition, opportunities to play together and fantastic teachers who cater for every taste and skill level. This would disappear. I can't imagine my life without Bedfordshire Music. I would never have learnt an instrument, got to play with other musicians, met so many life long friends or obtained a music degree at a top university. Now I organise community music myself and I see it hugely enriching peoples' lives each week. For literally hundreds of families it is the best thing about raising a family in Bedfordshire. Its survival should be considered essential.