On Wednesday, I wrote about the benefits of having adults learn to be musicians so that they can help us advocate for music education. Reflecting on this, I remembered my first couple of years working at Baylis Court and being lucky enough to have two Graduate Teaching Assistants with a musical background working in my lessons. Since we were teaching every lesson using Musical Futures approaches, this was a great boost and the pupils certainly benefited from it.
If we have adults who are learning to be musicians, why not have them helping in the classroom so that some of their enthusiasm rubs off?
How many schools have extra musicians in their classroom and where did these musicians come from? The survey below seeks to answer this question.
It should only take a moment to complete and you can see the data here.