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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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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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Let the Children Play music lesson campaign success

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

ON 2 September last year, violinist Nicola Benedetti told this newspaper: “The last thing that should get in the way of children making music is money.”

Her comments were accompanied by exclusive Scotland on Sunday figures showing that a shocking 24 local authorities across Scotland were charging children between £95 and £340 per year to learn a musical instrument.

No fewer than 11 councils had increased fees for the new school year, while five local authorities were also ch...

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Instrumental Music Tuition in Scotland

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


June 2013

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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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