Saturday 19 January 2013

The ANDANTE REPORT - Your thoughts?

Happy New Year everyone!

It's now about a month since I published the Andante Report - and I've already had a lot of interesting feedback - but not enough!  Thankfully, most of it has been very complimentary and supportive, with only minor differences of opinion on certain aspects, mainly to do with class teaching.

I've been invited to talk to the MU Teachers' Section soon - and a prĂ©cis of the report is to be published in the next edition of "Arco" magazine.  I've had some very informative and useful email discussions with various people, including Elena Gabor from the USA about "individual time orientation" - a fascinating aspect of educational philosophy!

However, I would like to hear more, from more people!  I know the report is rather long and takes a bit of reading - but I do get the feeling that there is a growing body of opinion that the government is mishandling education and neglecting the arts.  We need to keep up the pressure!

So, if you haven't seen the report yet, please download it from my website - if you can pass it on to others, that would be a great help - and if you can feed back comment it will help me to compile a "follow-up" report in a few months time.

We still await news of the Pro Corda & ECMTA campaign to promote chamber music - but the MU is also considering such a campaign - bring it on!  I'll keep you posted if I hear more.

Best wishes to all for 2013 - I look forward to hearing from you!