Joint statement from Principal Jeffrey Sharkey and John Wallace, Convenor of Music Education Partnership Group

Joint statement from Principal Jeffrey Sharkey and John Wallace, Convenor of Music Education Partnership Group

Published: 14/04/2021

Joint statement from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Principal Jeffrey Sharkey and John Wallace, Convenor of Music Education Partnership Group:

“Music is essential to the creative development of every child. Providing free access to high-quality music teaching and progression pathways is a tremendous step forward with the potential to be life-enhancing and transformative, not just for individual young people but for a nation that puts creativity, equity and well-being at the heart of both its communities and economy.

“We are delighted to see the ambitions of the Music for Scotland manifesto, which include a recognition of the professional status of school instrumental music instructors, being embraced so wholeheartedly as an election commitment.”

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