The NSW government is considering introducing a new music education program for young Sydney residents, as it looks to bolster its economy amid a severe downturn in the global economy.
The NSW Council of Music Education and Recital has been invited to discuss the idea at a meeting on Monday night.
The council has been working with the NSW Government to look at the music industry and other aspects of the economy in the state.
NSW Council chairman and member of the NSW Parliament, Peter Bevan, said the council had received a number of suggestions from the music community about what to do with the lessons.
“We’re really keen to see the music program go through its final stages,” he said.
Mr Bevan said the music class could be held at the school or at a community centre. “
In the future, we’re going to need a curriculum that will reflect that, so we’re really looking at the economic implications.”
Mr Bevan said the music class could be held at the school or at a community centre.
He said there were two or three other options, but said there was still no final decision on which school should be the location.
“There’s no decision yet,” he told the ABC.
“It will be a very interesting discussion.
We want to see what the outcomes are, but at the moment we’re just not sure.”
The NSW Government said the aim was to have music education classes offered by schools and community centres, but the decision to offer the program to the community was still being discussed.
“The NSW Government’s focus is on delivering a strong economy for Sydney, and this program is an important part of that,” said Acting Education Minister Nick Smith.
“This program will bring music education and music therapy to a number or some of our communities, and it will also help young people to develop the skills needed for their future careers.”
Mr Smith said the state government would have to develop its own curriculum to fit into the national curriculum, which is currently being developed.
He did not have any details about how the program would be funded.
Mr Smith also said the program was currently being held at community centres and was designed to provide opportunities for young students.
“They’ve got a wide range of music programs that we’re looking at.
There’s also a range of other programs that they’ve got in the works, and we’ll be looking at them as well,” he added.
The State Government has also launched a new regional arts programme called Sydney Arts Week.
It aims to create opportunities for people from across the region to meet and work together, and to promote regional culture.
“What I’d like to see is that in terms of the community music programs, there’s not only local music programs but regional music programs as well, so that people can meet, collaborate and network, and that’s really important for the region,” Mr Smith added.
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