By Professor Mark Banks, Department of Media and Communication
Professor Mark Banks, from the Department of Media and Communication discusses on The Conversation whether music being made outside the classroom should be better recognised.
The urge to make new music is alive and well among young people in the UK, but not always using conventional instruments in the classroom or school orchestra. A new survey of music education has found that 40% of children make music outside of school with friends and 20% have made music using a smartphone or tablet. The Making Music report, published by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, found that “learners are taking more control of their own music making”, with “peer-to-peer” music production now more popular. Read More