“David and the AMP orchestra deliver music at the highest standard, beautifully played and imaginatively presented and at no time talking down to the children.” Sir Simon Rattle
Apollo Music Projects brings live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Over 11 years, more than 6600 children have experienced the magic of live performance from classroom to concert hall, culminating in the thrilling spectacle of a full orchestra in concert.
Apollo Music Projects transforms the lives of children through music. We do this in three ways:
By working closely with the children in interactive workshops including a wide range of live music and active participation
by helping children to develop self-confidence and improve concentration
and by giving children the chance to experience high-quality performances in the classroom and concert hall.
An inspiring article in the Guardian about a primary school in Bradford using music to help turn around a failing school, with spectacular results.
The focus on creativity has improved results across the school, not just among the musically gifted, say the head teacher, adding that it is “demonstrably more effective than drilling Sats papers”.
“My hope is that headteachers and people holding purse strings, possibly even the people who make important decisions in the government, will read about our school and realise that creative subjects are not mere add-ons but essential for the progress of all pupils.”