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Education and Skills Committee - Music tuition in schools inquiry report

A note of concern: The future of instrumental music tuition in schools

Image  © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

 

Education and Skills Committee at The Scottish Parliament published their report on the Music Tuition in Schools Inquiry on 22 January 2019.

Background

The Education and Skills Committee agreed on 3 October 2018 to undertake an inquiry into music tuition in schools. The Committee issued a call for views and received 26 responses. Responses were from teachers, parents, schools and other interested parties.

In November 2018, the Public Petitions Committee referred Ralph Riddiough's petition on Free Instrumental Music Services to the inquiry. Culture Counts wrote a news post in September last year about Ralph Riddiough’s presentation to the Petitions Committee. This was an excellent example of using petitions, and Ralph is a good person to follow on twitter if you want to keep up with news on music tuition in schools. The petition was also supported by Culture Counts member Making Music Scotland.

 

The Committee recognises the many ways in which a music education can benefit young people, as well as enriching both local and national culture and the economy.


 

Conclusions & Recommendations

The reports list of conclusions includes;

  • The Committee recognises the many ways in which a music education can benefit young people, as well as enriching both local and national culture and the economy.

  • The Committee recognises that international evidence demonstrates that music education can play a pivotal role in raising attainment.

  • The Committee recognises the many ways in which a music education can benefit young people, as well as enriching both local and national culture and the economy

 

Report

Read the full report: ‘A note of concern: The future of instrumental music tuition in schools, 1st Report, 2019 (Session 5)’

 

Committe

The role of the Education & Skills Committee is to consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney MSP)

Learn more about their work on the Committee webpage.

 

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