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Volume 18 Issue 7 - April 2013

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EDUCATION: Brave New Whirl | continued from page 7Useful lists, after all, are what The Wholenote has always been about.Will this new one emulate the paid self-advertising familiar from theYellow Pages, or favor capsule reviews in the manner of Toronto Life’srestaurant guide? For whose benefit is the information being organizedand presented? And how will the editors decide who is or isnot included?A look at the headings under which list entries are grouped revealsmore problems. Accomplished musicians, like any artist, tend to thinkof themselves as unique; in any case, what they have to teach is seldomlimited to a single genre, style, instrument, or musical skill. Withoutcross-listing, or a prettyextensive set of partiallyFor whose benefitis the informationbeing organizedand presented? Andhow will the editorsdecide who is or isnot included?overlapping categories— probably even morethan your Discoveries sectionnow manages with — itbecomes difficult to recognizewhich individuals orschools offer comparabletraining, or find those mostlikely to match the interestsof a particular student.This first Orange Pagesdirectory starts with 18 listings under “Community Schools”, and moveson to “Private Instruction” — only 16 of these — before ending with a fewof the special “Summer Music Programs” that offer opportunities forstudy (as distinct from summer festivals, which belong instead on June’sGreen Pages). If, for example, all we’re looking for is a piano teacher forour kids, located somewhere near our neighborhood, that should beeasy enough to find from the information given. Differences in pedagogicalapproach, repertoire, cost or quality of instruction, however,are harder to tease out from the accompanying blurbs.What does it take, one wonders, to qualify as a “community” musicschool in the Orange Pages? At least three of the 16 schools listed underthis category are really private teaching studios, to judge from the blurbs.Others emphasize accessibility, and two of these along with anothernot yet on your list, but featured in an article elsewhere in the sameissue — are evidently dedicated to reaching “youth in need” in “highpriorityareas”, “regardless of ability to pay”, proposing participationin group music-making as a surefire remedy for poverty and gang violence.How such ambitious enterprises may actually resemble or differfrom one another in practice, and how each manages to fund its charitableintentions, is not disclosed, though this would certainly be ofinterest to your readers, and to prospective donors as well.These days, of course, the public purse still supports almost all typesof music instruction in one way or another, if not as generously as wewould like. The offering institution may be directly funded by governmentor arts council grants, or its support may come indirectlythrough children’s arts tax credits or charitable gift tax writeoffs. Lately,it appears private donors and foundations are increasingly catching onto the advantages of giving to programs that address the musical needsof disadvantaged youth.Unfortunately, such programs are severely restricted in how theycan spend or invest the money they receive, precisely because theyare charities. The donor may gain a prestigious reputation for philanthropy,and sometimes considerable influence over what is or is notbeing taught. But the dedicated musicians who operate or teach in such“special” after-school programs have to settle for chronically lower salariesand fewer perks than their unionized or tenured counterparts inregular school and college jobs. (This could be one reason why regularteaching jobs for music specialists, along with the well-establishedpublic-school music courses most Toronto parents used to rely on, havelately become so scarce.)Do we really believe that musical training is the birthright of theambitious and the well-heeled, while kids from low-income familiesmay enjoy its benefits only thanks to the generous impulses of our mostprosperous citizens? Can such an uneasy arrangement really deliver theeducational and personal value claimed for these charitable programs,continued on next pageSCHOOL VOCAL WORKSHOP PROGRAMFriday May 10, Harbourfront CentreSING WITH THE STARSExciting, intensive educational experience featuring Swedish vocalsensations The Real Group, traditional South African singer & gumbootdancer Lizzy Mahashe, & vocal chameleons Aaron Jensen & Dylan BellLimited space available. Sign up now at BYThe Real GroupCanada's Premier A Cappella Festival – Concerts and Workshops all weekend May 9 to 12Tickets and info at April 1 – May 7, 2013 | 59

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