Seven in 10 parents believe the cost of music lessons is prohibitively expensive and – as a result – children’s creative development is being impeded, new research by the Royal Albert Hall reveals (1August 2017).
The statistics also show that 85 per cent of parents think access to musical instruments enhances their children’s education.
Financial support, parents believe, is at the heart of the problem. Only five per cent of those surveyed believe that there is enough funding to ensure children who would be interested in getting involved in music have the opportunity to do so.
In spite of the costs, a third of parents say they have paid for their child to have music lessons at some point in their education, but the majority still rely on schools to fund lessons.