From Jean Wavell, Brighstone:
Ref: article Music hub future probed (CP, 14-03-14)
A consultation is vital to look at this sad state of affairs.
The range of people being included looks fairly broad but I feel one important group has been omitted.
As one who has seen my own children benefit from the system, and knowing that neither parental musicianship or sufficient finance were available for them to have benefited from music tuition without the IW Music Service, I am very aware of the need to uphold the music hub in the best way possible.
I, therefore, suggest that a way is found to include parents in this consultation.
They would surely have the passion to work to finding solutions, the problem must be dear to them as it is to me.
Music is such an incredibly fulfilling experience.
The Island has long been known for its excellent music tuition and the obvious results are to be seen in the many choirs and orchestras.
So I ask the cabinet to look again at who they invite, and I would hope that those involved will grasp the opportunity, not to use it as a place to argue the case for better funding, even though more money is desperately needed, the challenge is to find ways of providing as good a service as possible within the financial limits.