Extract from Classic FM
With 18 months away from the classroom, teachers have seen a noticeable decrease in children’s fine motor skills. Music teachers suggest that they can offer a solution.
Think back to your own school music lessons, and you may recall the unmatched joy of getting to spend 30 minutes with a classroom keyboard – perhaps even being dared to press the infamous ‘demo’ button at inappropriate times during the lesson.
However, the last 18 months have looked very different for today’s schoolchildren.
With music lessons going from the hands-on dream of a year 7’s timetable, to just another lesson delivered on Zoom, it’s no wonder music teachers are so eager to get young people back to playing.
But there’s another reason these practical music lessons are so important….