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Why sax appeal has strings attached

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, August 31, 2019,

I had lots of fun reading the article below by Marianne Kavanagh (The telegraph) arguing about the right choice of instrument for a child, its social implications and, of course, the old debate about the right instrument depending on the character (and even sometimes the looks) or a child.

Adding to the argument, would it be nicer if we gave children the right exposure the the biggest range of instruments possible (listening, seeing and trying) and let them make the right decision coming from ...
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Finland's Music Education System

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 21, 2018,

Finland’s Music Education System: How It Works

Graham Strahle
 | JUNE 6, 2017

In an earlier article, Music Australia presented an overview of the Finnish school system and how music teaching is delivered by a highly successful network of governmen...

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Children should have more experience playing music, say half of UK adults

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
CLASSICAL FM / 1 August 2017, 09:46 By Lizzie Davis In a survey carred out by YouGov, 47 per cent of people surveyed said more children should be inspired to learn an instrument and have experience playing music. The research, which was commissioned by Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham, also found that 39 per cent of UK adults thought music should feature more prominently on the school curriculum. By contrast only 11 per cent thought ‘classical music is too often dumbed down’. ...
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Key of life: music gives children academic edge and social skills

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Friday, April 3, 2015,

By: Emma Cowing

IN THE summer of 2003, a community newspaper in Toronto carried an advert offering free weekly arts lessons to six-year-olds. For 36 weeks the children attended classes at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the city, where half were taught to play keyboard, and half were given drama lessons.

Before they started they were given IQ tests, alongside a group of six-year olds receiving no arts lessons at all. At the end of the year, their IQs were tested again. For the children learn...

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Instrumental Music Tuition in Scotland

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, September 7, 2013,


June 2013

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Scottish schools to get extra £1m for musical instruments

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, December 22, 2012,

Schools are to be given an extra £1m by the Scottish government to buy musical instruments for pupils.

Ministers will also set up a working group to look at music tuition fees, which can vary across councils.

Among issues it will examine is the question of charges for pupils sitting SQA music exams.

The EIS teaching union, which has been campaigning for "fair access" to music education for pupils in all parts of Scotland, welcomed the announcements.

Minister for Learning Alasdair Allan said ever...

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Music for all: Scotland on Sunday’s campaign for free tuition

Posted by Calum Johnstone on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Music Education in Scotland 
"TODAY Scotland on Sunday launches Let The Children Play, a campaign for free instrumental music tuition for every Scottish school child.

It comes after an investigation revealed 11 local authorities across Scotland have raised their fees for the 2012-13 school session – meaning children are being charged more than ever before to learn a ­musical instrument"

Read the full article from The Scotsman here

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Charging for musical tuition in Scotland’s schools ‘is extra tax on parents’

Posted by Calum Johnstone on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Music Education in Scotland 
Music Tuition in Scotland is always a subject in debate.
How do we make it broadly available for all children independently of their family income?
How do we achieve a quality music education throughout?
Do we need a more consistent music education through primary and secondary schools?
When should a child start to learn music and an instrument?
Who should pay the costs of a proper education?

Read this article in the Scotsman:
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