This petition asks the co-leaders of Fife Council, Councillors David Alexander and David Ross, to reject the destructive proposal to cut all music instrumental tuition in Fife schools and safeguard music for all our children, now and in the future.
Why is this important?
Fife’s Education Service is proposing to cut all instrumental tuition in schools except for those pupils taking SQA Music. This will decimate music for Fife’s children and young people. Learning any instrument will become an exclusive activity, reserved for those who can find a private teacher. Only these pupils will have the option of taking SQA Music at high school. Pursuing further study in music, at school or college, will be closed off to children whose parents cannot afford years of private tuition. Starved of upcoming payers, school and youth orchestras and bands will struggle to survive and becoming increasingly elitest.