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1 Nowadays musical education in Estonia and Tallinn: introduction RESEO Conference 9.06.2006 Tarmo Lausing Chairman of commission of education and culture, Tallinn City Council Adviser of deputy minister, Ministry of Education and Research

2 Frederik, 7 months old Loves and gets excited with listening to classical music (favourites: Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky) Falls asleep very quickly with Strauss (esp. with An Artist’s Life Op 316)

3 Basic statistics of Estonia Over the Republic more than 300 hobby schools with 48 000 pupils Including 80 music and art hobby schools with 13 300 pupils Estonian Music School Union (with 79 members)

4 The 58th anniversary of Tartu I Music School in June 2005

5 The network of schooltheatres all over Estonia 25 year-old tradition of schooltheatres' festival 5-year tradition of festival for childrens' and youth musical theatres in Tallinn

6 National Television song contest Started broadcasting in 1968 In 1990 the official Music Studio was created, incl: –Music studio –Choir school –Toddler choir –Chlidren choir

7 National Television Toddler choir (little children choir)

8 Music schools in Tallinn 4 municipal music schools – 1651 pupils 16 private music schools – 1300 pupils unified support from City budget: municipal musical schools get the same basic sum as private schools

9 Music schools in Tallinn Highly funded by City budget 18 800 crowns per pupil in a year (average 2500 per pupil) High-level education: a person educated in a municipal music school is almost a professional musician 25-30 % of the graduates go for higher musical education in Estonia and abroad

10 Theatre-support from Tallinn City budget A new initiative to pay Theatre and Opera support for schools and kindergartens Million crowns per year (2005 and 2006) Intended to be increased in following years...

11 Survey of Estonian hobby education in 2005 (Faktum) http://www.hm.ee/index.php?popup=download&id=4084 Age group 4-19 year-old children 82 % of the families (with children 4-19 y.) participate the age 10-14 is most probable to participate (91 % do so)

12 Obstacles in participating (Faktum) Insufficient finances34 % Insufficient free time25 % Far distance from home/ problems with transportation 16 % Other obstacles18 % No obstacles7 %

13 Values to go for hobby education (Faktum) Children’s clear wish86 % Children’s talent, interests61 % Uselfulness in the future49 % Good location of the place32 % Instructor’s good reputation18 %

14 Personal belief Classical and opera music is beneficial for people, especially for children. To get them interested, we should start with them from the very first years and months of age. And we should not be affraid in planning a campain for children, because it really is for a good cause. Classical music is useful at the same time for an individual and for the community as well.

15 An impromptu idea: Why not...?... publish a classical collection suited for babies (infants) for getting them to calm down, relax and sleep tight... (to be distributed at maternity homes free of charge for the newborn babys)

16 Thank You for Your attention!


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