Nice article in the FT

FT article – Listening helps children tune into their potential. From Kabul to Hackney, music lessons help the young through tough times.

Very nice article about Apollo Music Projects alongside a wonderful music project in Afghanistan. Thanks to Griselda Murray-Brown.

Big Give Christmas Challenge – SAVE THE DATE!

Between 12pm on 28 November and 12pm on 5 December, Apollo Music Projects will be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. Any gifts donated in this period will be match-funded by generous donors The Childhood Trust and Pauline and Ian Howat, and in this way we aim to raise a tremendous £20,000.
Apollo Music Projects’ approach is unique because we foster life-long relationships with classical music through participation, audience engagement and social access. We want to break down social barriers to classical music, thereby breaking down wider social barriers for children from deprived areas of North and East London. If you are interested in supporting this important work, please visit our project page between 28 November and 5 December to donate.
Enjoy this lovely cello playing - cellos can be so expressive.

The beautiful sound of multiple cellos!

Enjoy this lovely cello playing – cellos can be so expressive.

Great article about the power of music to improve school results

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.”

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/03/school-results-music-bradford