According to a former director of music at a south London school, the combination of sustained cuts to school budgets and a burgeoning teacher recruitment crisis threatens to be calamitous for music education.
MI-Pro website editor, Laura Barnes, says: “It is time to make music lessons accessible for every child.”
Seven in 10 parents believe the cost of music lessons is prohibitively expensive according to new research by the Royal Albert Hall.
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has issued a statement advising the government to reinstate music education to the school curriculum.
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.