The Wider Opportunities initiatives, applauded by the Government, have provided the profession with models of high quality music-making experiences for whole primary classes. These incorporate sustained instrumental tuition and rely on effective partnerships between class teachers and visiting musicians, from within and outside music services.
It is essential that we do not lose this momentum for improving the quality of music-making in primary schools at the hands of yet another government initiative.
Leonora Davies Chair Music Education Council
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Derek Kitt Chair National Association of Music Educators
Colin Brackley-Jones Chief executive Federation of Music Services