LABOR HITS THE RIGHT NOTE ON SCHOOL MUSIC

An Andrews Labor Government will ensure local schools can provide music lessons
for their students.

Labor will contribute $1.4 million in funding, so all Victorian government schools get the chance to refresh or commence music education in their classrooms in partnership with Musical Futures Australia.

Labor will also establish a $400,000 grants program to help government and low fee
independent schools without a strong, school wide music program to purchase musical instruments.

Ms Graley said that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy of learning an instrument or even to sing.

“Our young people love music, they love to try a new instrument or song and I want
them to be able to do that at school,”

“Labor will ensure they get that chance and we’ll even help with the cost of instruments because no child should miss out.”