'Music is a huge part of life'
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Fears grow over lack of school music tuition

Cuts to school music services are causing a "crisis" that will impact professional orchestras, leading conductor Owain Arwel Hughes has warned.

He is a former conductor at National Youth Orchestra of Wales, which had a record low in applications this year.

The Welsh Government said it would help fund instruments for schools from 2017.

Jason Clark, head at Baden Powell Primary School in Tremorfa, Cardiff, said the benefits to his school were worth the investment.

"The self-confidence is fantastic and it obviously helps develop their music skills," he added.

  • 16 Dec 2016