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Music school, an educational institution specialized in the study, training, and research of music Edit or translate this description.
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The tag amenity=music_school is used to map a music school: an educational institution specialized in the study, training, and research of music. Such an institution can also be known as a school of music, music academy, music faculty, college of music, music department (of a larger institution), conservatory or conservatoire.

Public music schools are part of the stable cultural and educational offer in many places and may be operated by government like other educational institutions[1]. There are also private music schools which can have the same offer as public music schools or are limited to some part of musical education.

How to map?

Set a node at the center of the school or draw an area along its outline.

Add the tags amenity=music_school and name=*.

With the tag operator:type=* you can specify, if it is public or private music school.

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See Also

  • amenity=college - for an institute of Further Education which offers a certification or diploma in music (note that there is no known good way to note that it teaches specifically music).
  • shop=music - for a shop which sells recorded music
  • shop=musical_instrument - for a shop which sells musical instruments

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  1. For example in Poland children may go to music school in addition to standard primary or secondary education