Maximo Park say learning a musical instrument should be compulsory at school

In an interview the band says it believes all children should have the ‘creative outlet’ that learning an instrument provides. This is from the NME

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Maximo Park tell NME that they would change Britain for the better by making it compulsory for kids to learn a musical instrument in school. “I think music gives us so much joy and pleasure, and it is hard work, but life is hard work,” frontman Paul Smith says. “Even though [kids] might resent it at school,” he explains, “if people had that creative outlet, that would perhaps make Britain a better place.”

They also say they would like to abolish the public school system in the UK.

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  1. RBPBootcamp

    SchoolsImprove RBP Design Bootcamp says preparing kids for work should be compulsory and learning a musical instrument should be a treat.

  2. weabod

    I don’t think I should have enjoyed being forced to learn to play a musical instrument and I’m not  sure everyone has the necessary aptitude. But perhaps every school needs a Gareth Malone.

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