The Prince says:
There's also the Social Enrichment that we all benefit from, to be considered.‘I am one of those people who believes in the importance of arts and music education in schools. People forget or may not realise what an enormous contribution the creative arts makes to the whole economy. It’s immense. So we certainly shoot ourselves in the feet if we ignore it altogether.’
He went on to say:
I agree with him.He agrees with Mr Berkeley that music is essential in a more civilised society as it offers a means to ‘express ourselves in a non-violent way’. Charles says in the show, which is available online from today: ‘Well exactly, I have seen so many examples of this where people have the chance to be introduced to music. In schools which still have it, it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm on the part of the children in the orchestras that they have.’
Recent studies show the number of schools offering music at A-level is in sharp decline and fewer students are taking it at GCSE, prompting fears it could disappear from the curriculum altogether.