Importance of music to South Holland’s children

Charlotte Carr, who has founded Spalding Children's Choir. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG160514-112TW
Charlotte Carr, who has founded Spalding Children's Choir. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG160514-112TW
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Children should be exposed to music at an early age, believes musical director of Spalding Children’s Choir Charlotte Carr.

She says: “If they enjoy it and have an ability to continue with it they have been given that chance. I’d like Spalding to have more opportunities for all sorts of music. I feel that strongly.”

Charlotte believes there is not enough emphasis on the performing arts and music, and says: “I would say all aspects of music help in all areas of learning and socialising. For example, the choir is helping them make new friends and learn to work together as well as developing their own talents and ways of thinking about what people want to hear and how they sound together.”

She is quick to add though that her five-year-old daughter receives “very good music tuition” on the piano at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck. Her 16-month-old sister is getting started and likes to sing.