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Views on Cardiff council music lessons funding threat

Music lessons for many children across Wales could be at risk if the cost of learning an instrument is driven up by council cuts, it is claimed.

Cardiff council announced earlier this week it could be looking to cut funding to its music services.

It wants to save £110m from its total budget.

In a statement, councillor Julia Magill, cabinet member for education and lifelong learning, said the bursaries for learners will be available as they are now.

However, prices to schools and the cost of ensembles are proposed to go up around 11%, ending the council subsidy.

Young musicians told BBC Radio Wales what they thought about the proposals.

  • 09 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales