East Sussex Music (Instrumental Teaching) Consultation

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Closes 27 Jul 2018

Survey questions

1. Who is completing the survey? Please note there is a separate survey for children and young people.

2. Is the child or young person a current user of individual or group music lessons provided by East Sussex Music?

3. If yes, what lessons does the child or young person receive? Please tick all that apply

4. Is the child or young person a potential future user of individual or group music lessons?

5. If the child or young person does not consider themselves a future user of individual or group music lessons, why not?

6. Is your family in receipt of any income related benefits? Please tick all that apply

7. Does the child or young person receive a discount on lesson fees from East Sussex Music or receive a bursary from a charitable organisation towards the cost of lessons?

8. Is the child or young person disabled or have any special educational needs? (A child or young person has a special educational need if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. The Equality Act 2010 describes a person as disabled if they have a longstanding physical or mental condition that has lasted or is likely to last at least 12 months; and this condition has a substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities).

9. If you have concerns about the proposed closure of the small group and individual instrumental lesson part of East Sussex Music, please tell us what worries you most. Please tick all that apply.

10. Please tell us if you think the following changes would help to address the possible impact of the proposal

Increasing the funding available towards the cost of lessons for children from low income families
Providing increased opportunities for children from challenging backgrounds to benefit from music making, for example young people with mental health issues, young people with special educational needs /disability, young people on a child protection plan
Providing support to access instrumental lessons for low income families living in more isolated, rural areas, for example by providing discretionary payments towards the cost of travel
Giving information to children and young people and schools about what instrumental teaching is available in the area
Providing a programme of professional development for instrumental teachers

11. If East Sussex Music no longer provided instrumental lessons would you consider accessing lessons from private music teachers, consortia of self-employed teachers, or through other provider organisations? If yes where would you consider having these lessons? Please tick all that apply

12. Would you consider paying more for lessons in order to keep East Sussex Music as the provider of the lessons?

Alternatives to closure

Currently the Music Service charges £21.80 for a 30 minute individual lesson. It also offers group lessons, which are charged at £9.70 for 20 minutes for a group of 2 or for 30 minutes for a group of 3 or more. One option to enable East Sussex Music to continue to provide instrumental lessons would be to increase the cost of lessons.

East Sussex Music would continue to offer discounts for low income families.

Private music teachers can set their own lesson fees and most teach individual lessons. In the local area, fees range from approximately £10 - £25 per half hour lesson. The most common fee charged is £15, and the second most common fee charged is £20. A local agency for freelance teachers offers lessons for groups of 2 and individual lessons. A 30 minute lesson for a group of 2 is charged at £10.50. Individual lessons are charged at £14.50.

 

13. If you answered Yes to the previous question, how much more per lesson would you be prepared to pay?

Alternatives to closure

Currently the Music Service charges £21.80 for a 30 minute individual lesson. It also offers group lessons, which are charged at £9.70 for 20 minutes for a group of 2 or for 30 minutes for a group of 3 or more. One option to enable East Sussex Music to continue to provide instrumental lessons would be to increase the cost of lessons.

East Sussex Music would continue to offer discounts for low income families.

Private music teachers can set their own lesson fees and most teach individual lessons. In the local area, fees range from approximately £10 - £25 per half hour lesson. The most common fee charged is £15, and the second most common fee charged is £20. A local agency for freelance teachers offers lessons for groups of 2 and individual lessons. A 30 minute lesson for a group of 2 is charged at £10.50. Individual lessons are charged at £14.50.

 

For individual lessons
For group lessons

14. To what extent do you agree or disagree that East Sussex County Council should make budget cuts from services such as instrumental groups and individual lessons (non-statutory) rather than from other statutory services?

15. Are there any other alternatives to closure of the small group and individual instrumental teaching service that you would like us to consider?

16. Any other comments?

17. Are you...?

About You:

We take Data Protection very seriously and only process data that we are allowed to by law for the purposes of promoting equality under the Equality Act 2010. We want to make sure that everyone is treated fairly and equally and that no one gets left out. That's why we ask you these questions. We won't share the information you give us with anyone else. We will only use it to help us make decisions and make our services better.

18. Do you identify as a transgender person?

19. How old are you?

20. Would you say that you have a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 describes a person as disabled if they have a longstanding physical or mental condition that has lasted or is likely to last at least 12 months; and this condition has a substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. People with some conditions (cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS, for example) are considered to be disabled from the point that they are diagnosed.

21. If you answered yes to Q20, please tell us the type of impairment that applies to you.

You may have more than one type, so please select all that apply. If none of these apply to you please select other and give brief details.

22. Which of these ethnic backgrounds do you feel you belong to?

23. Do you regard yourself as belonging to any particular religion or belief?

24. If you answered yes to Q23 which one?

25. Are you...?

26. What is your postcode?