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London children offered 400 music scholarships

London children offered 400 music scholarships

London children offered 400 music scholarships

Private music patrons aim to raise £2 million to fund 400 scholarships for London children with a talent for music. The aim is to give steady four-year support for disadvantaged children to have Saturday lessons, individual coaching and group tuition to learn a musical instrument. Alongside the scholarships, there is to be a "partnership" scheme whereby professional musicians go into schools to work on music with up to 10,000 schoolchildren.

In the state sector only 8.4 per cent of children have weekly instrumental lessons - while 50 per cent of independent schoolchildren apparently do so

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