Created on: 28 Oct 2020 | Last modified: 18 Jan 2021
This briefing aims to update LA Secretaries on the provision of Music in schools, particularly the provision of instrumental music tuition, in the context of COVID-19.
Since the full-time return of schools in August 2020, teachers across Scotland have been grappling with the challenges of teaching in the context of COVID-19. For Instrumental Music Teachers (‘IMTs’), these challenges have been stark with potentially long-lasting consequences.
As Local Authorities begin to review budgets this year, we must be alive to the impact of COVID-19 on IMTs and continue to defend the provision of instrumental music tuition for the benefit of children and young people and for society as a whole.