Music in Schools - Charles makes a point . . .

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Music in Schools - Charles makes a point . . .

Unread post by parametric » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:03 am

Full story here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... FJq1qfZKn4

The Prince says:
‘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.’
There's also the Social Enrichment that we all benefit from, to be considered.

He went on to say:
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.
I agree with him.

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Re: Music in Schools - Charles makes a point . . .

Unread post by Derek » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:07 am

Probably the only thing I agree with him on....
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Re: Music in Schools - Charles makes a point . . .

Unread post by SysExJohn » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:39 am

Too true, Chris.

Even if we just did a little bit of music appreciation it would be good IMHO.
I'm So grateful that my parents introduced me to a bit of Bach and Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, etc.
I don't know where I'd be today without the role that classical music plays in my life.
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Re: Music in Schools - Charles makes a point . . .

Unread post by Rara » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:46 am

Charles is right sadly, no arguing that.
I wish I could've had the opportunity to do music at school. Even back in the 80's
it wasn't part of the main stream curriculum. worse is when your own father was a muso
and wouldn't let you near music.

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