Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, comments on the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s report into music education in schools

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, comments on the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s report into music education in schools

Published: 22/01/2019

Commenting on the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s newly published report into music education in schools, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland said:

“While this report is welcome and much-needed recognition of the scale of the challenges and barriers to young people across Scotland accessing progressive music education, it must also be an urgent call to action for all parties and players invested in the future of our young people.

“Scotland needs to find a way of enabling sustainable access to and progression in music education. This is not just to the benefit of individuals. Scotland’s future cultural health and general wellbeing, as well as her economy, require our next generation to be equipped with all the creative skills and benefits that good and progressive arts education particularly music can offer.”

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