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.