Estonia offers every child a musical instrument

Estonia offers every child a musical instrument


norman lebrecht

February 23, 2017

The initiative, marking the centenary of the country’s first chance at independence, underlines the role that music plays in forming national identity.

The scheme is in its early stages – fewer that 1,000 instruments have been purchased so far – but plans are in place to reach every school and family in the country.

Read here.



  • Alexander Davidson says:

    What a wonderfully civilized idea. I sometimes think that if I could have chosen to have been born anywhere I would have chosen Estonia.

  • Everett says:

    Estonia is a forward thinking nation and also a very musical one. I was just searching more online about what they do in music education in Estonia and found these articles, which again shows their commitment and desire to be a musically literate nation. Bravo!:

  • Bruce says:

    Home of the “singing revolution” against the Soviet Union:

    • John Borstlap says:

      Also great initiative. THIS will contribute to future audiences – direct contact with music. I only hope the children will not be forced to play only pop music.

  • Jan says:

    This is an excellent idea! !