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.
Charlotte C Gill’s opinion piece in The Guardian says schools in England need to stop teaching music in such an academic way.
Richard Vine of The Guardian reports on the day award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah agreed to let some scientists scan his brain ‘on music’.
In February 2017, Kathryn Brunner, a music educator for 17 years in the USA, posted an article on the Truro Preschool and Kindergarten website extolling the value of early music education for children.