Music Education in Schools
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November 2010 - While there has been extensive international research on the benefits of music education for young people, there has been only limited research on the state of music education in Canada. A Delicate Balance, a ground-breaking report prepared by Hill Strategies for the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, suggests that schools across Canada desperately need funding to keep up with the demand for quality music programs.

The survey was completed by 1,204 schools across Canada, and the report provides detailed information about a range of issues in music education. Valuable feedback was provided in the additional comments made by teachers and principals, which offered an opportunity to integrate quantitative and qualitative information. As one principal said, “I believe music is one of the most important things we can offer our school community”.

Read the full report here.