Commonwealth Class: Music Education

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Music educationalist Paul Rissmann travelled with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to India on their recent tour. His role was to present the concerts and workshops run by the SSO for children in India.

Many of the children were hearing an orchestra for the first time and Paul's job was to make sense of the music for this young audience.

Indian classical violinist and singer Kala Ramnath also performs for Commonwealth Class showing us the differences between Western classical and Indian classical music.

Indian music is much more improvisational, but she believes that all children should get the chance to hear music and to learn an instrument.

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