Learning to play a musical instrument is something a growing number of children are doing in the UK. According to ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), provider of music exams here in the UK:
Seven in every 10 children (69%) in the UK say that they currently play a musical instrument
ABRSM conducted some research into teaching, learning and playing in the UK and they had some interesting results:
An encouraging 85% of children have played a musical instrument compared with 74% of adults. More children have had instrumental lessons too (62%) compared with fewer than half of adults. The proportion of adults who have not played an instrument steadily increases with age, rising from 8% at 18 to 20 years old to 38% at 65 years and over.
Learning to play a musical instrument has a world of benefits; you... Read More »