Music education today and yesterday part 2

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There are still many wonderful opportunities for exceptionally gifted young musicians in the UK today. Many charities offer support for tuition fees, the cost of music, and instruments.

Perhaps it is unfair to list some and not others, so let’s mention a few of the many organisations that offer invaluable support in passing.… Read more

Music education today and yesterday part 1

What is music education in the 21st Century?

Hefty tuition fees at universities and conservatoires, government cutbacks in funding for the Arts, lack of specialist teachers in state schools, dwindling numbers of pupils entering GCSE and A Level music, ever-escalating costs for instruments and instrument repair/ maintenance, travel and sheet music, courses, grade exam entry fees and concert tickets ….… Read more

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