Music Gear News
Review into musical education announced by government
The government has announced its intention to get more young people playing musical instruments.
Education secretary Michael Gove has announced an independent review into the state of music education is to take place and will be led by Darren Henley, the managing director of Classic FM.
The assessment intends to examine how music funding can benefit a greater number of students and ways in which young people can be offered more opportunities to learn an instrument inside and outside of school.
"Too many children in state schools are denied the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument," said Mr Gove. "Evidence suggests that learning an instrument can improve numeracy, literacy and behaviour."
It is expected that the review team will be in a position to be able to make their recommendations before the end of the year.
Earlier this month, research conducted by BBC Worldwide found that the guitar is the most popular musical instrument for boys to learn, while it is the recorder for girls.
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 18:37 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Making a much-anticipated return, Yamaha's illustrious Tour Custom kits are penned to cater to the working drummer in need of a sturdy and reliable workhorse.
Experience a comprehensive professional-grade studio quality at great value. Buy a 6176 vintage channel strip & get a UAD-2 QUAD DSP accelerator completely free.
Expanding upon the successes of its critically acclaimed predecessor Octatrack, the MKII promises even more functionality and practicality than ever before.
Short on space? Need a whole library of tones at your feet? BOSS' new GT-1B Bass Effects Processor has all bases covered.
The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design
Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.
Recent Music News
The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.
A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.
A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.
In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.
In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'
Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements