Music in schools an ‘ever more urgent necessity’

Schools and governments should make music central to the curriculum to reap the benefits the artform can bring to personal growth, a major new study argues.
The Music Commission’s report, which follows an 18-month inquiry, says every secondary school should have at least one specialist music teacher on its staff, that there should be free school-based instrument tuition for all, and that school inspection models should “acknowledge the importance of music”.