Commissioned by Alberts philanthropic arm, The Tony Foundation, the report highlights the large proportion of Australian primary school children who have limited or no access to quality music education and a significant variation in the quality of the learning that children receive. Led by internationally recognised scholar, researcher and award-winning music educator, Dr Anita Collins, the report draws on a growing body of neuroscientific and psychological research testifying to the educational and developmental benefits of quality music education. It outlines recommended best practice in music education and identifies barriers, possibilities and points of change for lifting access to, and the quality of, music education across Australia. A recent interview was conducted with Anita on ABC drive on Tuesday 13 October. The full report is available for download on the Alberts website here.
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