QUOTE(carol*piano @ Jun 13 2012, 09:39 AM)
This quote in particular:
"Ms Rabinowitch told BBC News: "Music might be a tool, a really nice welcoming medium for enhancing the mechanism for empathy in children.""
...because it doesn't have any intrinsic value as just music
Well, can't it be both of those things?
The link to the article saying every school pupil (in Bristol) will have music lessons now that the government has poured ?1m pounds into it made me groan. i've been hearning this story for the past thirty years. It's usually not made much difference, because those who didn't want to (or thought they didn't want to) wouldn't take it up (or wouldn't put anything into it if it were compulsory) and they're probably the ones who would benefit most if only they knew it.