Arts Minister George Brandis and Education Minister Christopher Pyne are soon to announce a new mentoring program, which will partner primary school music teachers with professional musicians and university music educators, so they can hone their skills for the classroom. The $594,000 pilot program has been designed in consultation with prominent music conductor and director Richard Gill and is intended to help close the gap between the quality of music lessons taught at cashed-up private schools and those at states schools, reports news.com.au today.
“There are inequalities all over the country in music education, particularly between private school kids and state school kids,” Mr Gill told News Corp.
“There are hundreds of state schools where there are no music teachers whatsoever, and the kids are lucky enough to listen to a CD, the gap is phenomenal.”
Read the news article here – http://www.news.com.au/national/primary-school-teachers-to-get-elite-mentors-to-boost-music-in-state-schools/story-fncynjr2-1227095452462