This post will be updated each time we add music education news and reports which are relevant to Scotland.
Music tuition to remain free in Renfrewshire schools, February 2020
Council chiefs have confirmed they will “continue to invest” in instrumental lessons to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to be involved in music.
If music tuition is so vital to education the Scottish Government has got to fund it, February 2020
Almost a year ago the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee released a report which said all schoolchildren should be given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument free of charge.
Race to save music in Scottish schools, February 2020
Deacon Blue drummer Dougie Vipond does not believe he would be where he is today if it wasn’t for the education he received at Park Mains High School in Erskine.
Parents fight back against music cut proposals, November 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Council could become the first local authority in Scotland to remove instrumental instruction in schools – but campaigners are fighting back.
‘Alternative budget’ for Edinburgh residents could mean music tuition charges, May 2019
Residents are facing a “summer of uncertainty” after opponents claimed the Capital’s finance convener has refused to rule out alternative budget cuts including charging for music lessons to help bridge an expected £14m funding gap.
Members push SNP politicians for free music tuition in schools, March 2019
They called for politicians to address the 100,000 children missing out on music lessons in Scotland because of cost.
People power sees council reject plans to end free music for pupils, February 2019
People power won the day when controversial plans to axe music tuition were dropped after a huge protest outside a Scottish council.
Last waltz for music tuition in Scottish schools, January 2019
Rising tuition fees for pupils interested in learning music have led to an increase in those dropping out of classes.
Young musicians make impassioned plea over music tuition in Scotland, November 2018
Two Scottish Youth Parliament members give evidence to Holyrood’s education committee as part of its inquiry into music tuition in schools.
What’s Going On Now? offers an assessment of music education and youth music-making in Scotland, March 2019
It identifies the key issues and proposes a number of recommendations to tackle the inequalities in music education, change perceptions of music and its purpose, nurture music in schools, and facilitate new experiences and opportunities.