Our Music Education Programme is for children and young people from 8 – 18 years who are facing barriers to music.
• To ensure equal access to music
• To equip young people with transferable skills
• To positively impact the future of music in the UK
Our programme involves:
• Music workshops in schools based in deprived areas of London and Birmingham
• Visits to and performances at local cultural intuitions and venues to build cultural capital
• Access to high quality professionally trained performing artists
• Training for professional artists to design and deliver our workshops
• Continuous Professional Development opportunities to support teachers who want to incorporate more creativity into their teaching practice
Between September 2018 - July 2019 we worked in 7 schools and reached 2,500 children and young people through 136 hours of workshops and assemblies.
Our workshop participants were 74% Diverse Backgrounds; 76% Facing Barriers to Music; 17% Special Educational Needs.
• 92% improved their confidence
• 87% showed improvement in social skills
• Over 85% improved their collaboration, creativity and communication skills
• Nearly 80% improved their critical thinking skills
• 78% enjoyed listening to music more
• Over 70% felt they improved their artistic skills
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I feel like it’s just overall confidence within yourself, believing in yourself, believing the ideas that you come up with, knowing that every idea you come up with is important. It helped me personally to believe in myself and believe that I can do other things."
Student, Mossbourne Community Academy
"I think it’s important that bands, especially people like us coming from backgrounds that we did, that we do projects like this to actually just give back. It develops our skills, develops us in other ways as well."
Richie Seivwright, musician and educator
"We are planting the seeds that will blossom into something really fruitful."
Tyrone Isaac- Stuart, musician, dancer, educator
"The direct involvement with KOKOROKO, having them come in and performing was just absolutely amazing...and having them come in and do the workshops every week and playing with the kids has been inspiring and exciting. They have had inspiration from musicians that they can relate to, which perhaps isn’t always the case. These are young people that are working and gigging in and around London and they can potentially see themselves doing something like that in the future. They also are getting just the most amazing mentoring and opportunities to work with them which they definitely wouldn’t get otherwise"
Sophie Sayer, Head of Music, Mossbourne Community Academy
FUTURE SOUND REPORT FROM 2020
The Abram Wilson Foundation is supported by the PRS Foundation's Open Fund