All children in Wales to be given chance to play an instrument as £13m invested in national music service

All children in Wales will have free access to a musical instrument from September as part of the Welsh government’s new music education plan.

Funding for music teaching will rise from £1.5m to £4.5m per year, for the next three years.

Education Minister Jeremy Miles said the new National Music Service would make sure music was available to all children in Wales.

Primary school pupils will also get half a term’s worth of teaching by a musician.