The Yorkshire Post says: Music lessons. Curriculum must hit right note

BRITAIN'S future fortunes do depend on more people embracing the so-called STEM subjects '“ science, technology, engineering and maths '“ and this is reflected by changes to the school curriculum.

Jonathan Sands, chairman of design agency Elmwood.

Nevertheless, the longer-term vibrancy and vitality of the country is also dependent on the creativity of youngsters, a point made by Jonathan Sands, chairman of Leeds design agency Elmwood, who is worried that lessons in music, and so on, are being marginalised.

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To those who think such subjects are not generators of economic growth, they’re very much mistaken – music, says Mr Sands, will strike the right note culturally, and financially, when youngsters realise it requires a broad range of skills to reach the widest possible audience.