We welcome the publication of the Education and Skills Committee report on instrumental music tuition today.
NPFS chair, Joanna Murphy said:
”Music is an important part of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). Of all the possible interventions to help raise academic attainment and pupil health and wellbeing, music has the largest body of evidence to support its effectiveness.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland believes that all children should have access to free music provision throughout their school life. We have a responsibility to make sure all children are treated fairly, which means that the ability to pay should not decide who gets to play an instrument. The CfE states that our children will
have “rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment” through music. Every child is entitled to this, so every child should have this opportunity.”