15 Sep '14

News Music education still preserve of the rich, UK study shows

Drum kit and bass guitar gaining popularity, says Royal Schools of Music, but poorer children remain disadvantagedThe proportion of children in the UK who know how to play a musical instrument has almost doubled in the past 15 years, but poorer youngsters are more likely to miss out, according to a report.The study, by ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, also found that the piano, recorder and classical guitar were the most commonly played instruments by children and young people, but adds that the drum kit, electric and bass guitar have become increasingly popular. The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in popularity. Continue reading...

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