This is a topic that always interested me because depending on where you live school can be extremely different from place to place so I decided to ask one of the most basic questions that came to my mind: Did you have Music Lessons AT School ?
First of I'll explain my conception of Music class solely based on MY experience in MY country:
In Italy during the three years that define secondary school (from 11 to 13 yo) students take 2 hours of Music lessons per week, this music lessons are counted as regular school lessons, similarly to Math, Grammar, P.E. and so on. EVERY STUDENT must attend the lessons and they get a grade for Music as a subject based on how well you play your instrument and how well you score in exams for "History of Music" which is the study of how Music was born and evolved through History.
The instruments are pre-established, studends can choose to play either Flute, Guitar or Keyboard and every student must purchase by himself his chosen instrument (excluding people with financial problems who usually are helped by the municipality or families that due to having multiple children had to purchase multiple instruments). Depending on the school there's the possibility that the school owns different other instruments, for example, my school owned a Piano, four professional keyboards, a bass, various acoustic and electric guitars, drums and three clarynets. Usually this instruments are used by the Teacher or by the most skilled students and prove to be an incentive for students to do their best so that they can play them.
Without dwelling about how lessons work I'd like to know if you attended to Music lessons during secondary school (or any other school if it's in a similar way).