Myleene rage as schools get out of tune
SINGER Myleene Klass has slammed cuts to music education as “utterly ridiculous”.
The 40-year-old star said people “needed their souls fed” and schools must recognise the subject’s importance.
Speaking at the Classic Brits, which she hosted at the Albert Hall, she said: “Music uses every skill set from English and maths all the way through.”
Katherine Jenkins, 37, added: “A world where we learn all the important things but don’t have culture will be really sad.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber said “empowering” music stopped children joining gangs.
Last year saw a 7.5% drop in GCSE music entries while a survey of 1,200 schools found 90% had cut back in creative arts.
Figures show just 92 out of 6,788 GCSE music students eligible for free school meals went on to A-level.