It is widely considered to be imperative that more children of primary school age have access to music tuition by qualified mentors and that classroom music be considered an essential subject in the core curriculum of primary education.
It would be wonderful to introduce a program to enable identification of musical talent in primary students. Funding could be provided to assess all Primary school children in elementary grades. Children can explore which instrument they possess an affinity for and have access to lessons. A Scholarship scheme could be introduced to provide opportunities where needed. Vocal talent could receive a solid musical foundation before formal lessons are undertaken at the appropriate stage of maturity. The successful outcome of such a programme is guaranteed, with additional employment for musicians being assured.
Since lessons are taught at home studios the privacy of the teacher deserves consideration. No electronic devices of any kind ( including radio transmission to any person waiting in the car outside) are permitted. Devices hidden in pencils, thermoses and car keys, for example are unacceptable. There are legal aspects to also be aware of.
Students must be focused and not distracted by ring tones or talking on the mobile phone.
There should be an abiding respect for teachers of music and teachers in general and an understanding inculcated of the years of study and practise necessary to become a competent performer and an experienced teacher.