In the Early Years Foundation Stage the emphasis is on singing games, enjoyment and participation. Later, the elements of music experienced in this way are made conscious.
Music is for everyone, and everyone should learn to make and share their music. As a creative subject, music is explored through experimenting with sounds and combinations of sounds, and ultimately to free composition, with many small steps on the way, giving children the confidence to try, and maybe at first to fail, though that is a judgement they will make for themselves, as no experiment is a failure. Those who develop a particular interest or aptitude for music may choose to take lessons on an individual instrument and learn to express music through this.