11 Aug '14

News Music education must move beyond classical and become more inclusive

The extra £18m funding for music education is welcome, but let's diversify our offer and challenge educators to be more inclusiveIs the aim of music education funding to enable every young person to have access to instrumental tuition? Or is it to enable lifelong participation in and enjoyment of music? Both are mentioned in the 2011 National Plan for Music Education but each requires a different set of activities if it is to be adequately met.Inclusion: diversifying the offerMusical inclusion applies to the types of learning opportunities on offer, the genres of music included, the diversity of the learners, the variety of settings and environments in which learning can take place and the extent to which learners are given choices regarding what they learn and how. Continue reading...

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