Teaching the subject of Music
Music education has a strong shadow economy. Motivated parents invest in the development of their children’s musical skills by supporting music practice, buying a costly musical instrument and encouraging their child to persevere with learning to read staff notation. In schools, children’s musical expertise can quickly outstrip that of their class teacher. However, for the majority of children, learning music remains largely out of reach. The Music Manifesto commits to providing a rich and diverse range of musical experiences, within and outside school, but, in supporting showcase initiatives such as Sing Up, does it really offer long-term improvements in Primary school music and what does it mean for music at Secondary school education?
Introduced by Marion Long