Please could I have the benefit of music teachers experience. Usually against labelling but have recently looked at awards/scholarship for my child to access specialised music tuition (not as entry to a school) looking at conservatories. It stated that recommendation had to come from a teacher and gifted'talented assessment. Would this be the childs class teacher and how is gifted/talented measured and by what criteria. i.e a particular grade or as a particular level of the nc for music. The child is only primary y3, not had any great achievements except lower grades, and school performances, also singing solos in county youth choir. I write for info not debate on labelling as up until now I was totally against these type of schemes. However, as a low income family we would not be able to access specialist tuition without such a scheme.