Consultation on New Charging Regulations for Music Tuition

We received 26 responses to the consultation and the majority were broadly supportive of the proposed amendment.  Respondents included music services, parents, local authorities and teachers – the key constituents for this amendment.

The majority of respondents thought that children who were receiving free tuition before 1 September 2007 should be able to continue learning under the same conditions after the regulations come into force.  However, from the comments made by respondents requesting further legislation and guidance on this matter, the result was that this would not be included in the regulations but would be dealt with in the guidance.  The consultation result clarified that other issues such as specifying group size, lesson length and cost should be decided at a local level.

Contact Details

If your enquiry is related to the policy content of the consultation you can contact Charlotte O'Connor on:

Telephone: 020 7925 3817

e-mail: music.regulations@dfes.gsi.go.uk