Music is, or should be, an important thing in the lives of children, but right now, for as unbelievable as this may sound, some kids are learning music by playing on rubbish bins and margarine tubs instead of instruments with teachers complaining that they have hardly any money to spend on music each year while other teachers have nothing at all. Right now, music education is becoming a privilege, not a right, and I should know this since I spend a lot on my son’s music education.
Music can help a lot of children go through a lot of obstacles and, as we all know, it is one of life’s greatest pleasures, a pleasure that is being taken away from a lot of poor families that can’t afford music lessons for their children.
Three years ago the Government made a promise that every child in England would have the chance to learn an instrument. As usual, they lied, but that’s nothing new to our ears.
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