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Estonia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

In basic schools, education in music and arts are compulsory through the whole education. The basic education is started at the age of 7. It is divided between the first (classes 1-3), second (classes 4-6) and third levels (classes 7-9). The weekly number of hours for music tuition on the first, second and third level is 6, 4 and 3, respectively; the number of hours for tuition in arts is 4.5, 3 and 3 on the three different levels, respectively. On the Gymnasium level (classes 10-12), three courses (each comprising of 35 hours) in music, and two in arts are compulsory during the three-year education.

Chapter published: 13-10-2014

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