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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,

A REPORT BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC GROUP


June 2013


http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0042/00426360.pdf

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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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