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Very good news: Amsterdam restores music lessons to first-year schoolrooms

After a depressing drift towards cultural derelicition, the city of Amsterdam is reversing policy and bringing back music lessons for children in their first year at school. The politician behind the U-turn is culture councillor Carolien Gehrels and it appears that other Dutch cities may soon follow suit. Read a first report here (in Dutch).

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  1. Wow

  2. Children should not be deprived of music because this is a part of life. It somehow puts you up when you are down and it also brings wonderful memories of family and friends. It is better for kids to learn and develop this talent at a young age so thaf they have a lifetime of music to color their lives.

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