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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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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:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/charging-for-musical-tuition-in-s...
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