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Music Lessons' Promise
7:04am 13th September 2014
Officials insist Cornish children will not miss out on music lessons.
That is despite the council approving a plan to lay off almost 70 teachers.
It will mean that they become self-employed and deal direcetly with schools.
Andrew Wallis is in charge at County Hall: "It was set up as a cost-neutral or make a profit and it hasn't done and with 196 million pounds' worth of cuts, we need to look at these areas because we can't just go hey, let's continue with this, because that money could be used elsewhere and something which could be far worse could be stopped."
Pirate FM told you how the meeting also heard that positive discussions had been held with a group representing a number of the music teachers currently employed by the Council who were interested in setting up a trust to deliver the service.
The remaining two strands - Music Hub and the Music Therapy service - are not affected by this decision.
Andrew Wallis said: "We have held an initial meeting with the group and are happy to hold further discussions to see if there is any other support we can give to them.
"As we said earlier we want to see the provision of a high quality music tuition service in Cornwall but we are unable to continue to subsidise it at a time of budget cuts.
"There's other providers out there who are doing a great job employing people and teaching people to play musical instruments via the schools. What we're looking to do - we'll no longer be one of those providers."
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