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Tests may shout loudest but music must be heard

While teaching music in primary school can be challenging, there’s no denying the benefits it brings for children, writes Jo Brighouse

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IT WAS the last week of term and time for the music concert, when all the children learning instruments would showcase their progress. The stage had become an obstacle course of keyboards, wires, a drum kit and music stands. Children perched round the fringes, clutching their instruments and music folders.

Finally, after much tuning up and rearranging of children, the concert began – and it was brilliant. Not the actual music, you understand (that ranged from slightly ropey to downright painful), but the concentration on the children’s faces, their obvious nerves at the beginning and proud ...

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