The devaluation of music education took a fresh descent today when a boy of 11 was awarded the Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL), equivalent to the final year of a first music degree.
The boy, Curtis Elton, has been playing piano since he was 3.
He has twice appeared as a contestant in Britain’s Got Talent, where he was dubbed Mini Mozart.
His music role models are Liberace and Lang Lang.
You can see where this is heading.