Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters


The greatest inadequacy of primary teaching lies in music instruction and, as such, students are not given the quality education that they deserve. Whether this is due to a lack of teacher confidence, a failure to see the importance of music, curriculum restrictions or the overwhelming nature of standardised testing, quality music programs are not consistently apparent in primary public schools. This paper examines the issues that are blamed for a lack of quality music education and offers solutions that aim to turn around this prognosis for future students.