Although this is a grim and worrying situation, it is encouraging to read that pupils are taking action. In addition to the threat to their learning, it is interesting to see social consequences highlighted by one pupil:
“The bands, choirs and orchestras we attend are a big part of our social life and are where we meet our friends from different schools across the city.”
Unsurprisingly, the students are using a social networking site to organise.
A petition – which articulately outlines many the extra-music benefits of instrumental tuition – can be found here.