We are delighted today to publish our Impact Report, examining the impact of listening to live classical music on children’s wellbeing. The positive findings detailed in this report should be a welcome step forward in understanding the effect of music on children’s wellbeing and emotional development, and in underlining the importance of giving children access to the arts.
The Report includes the results of three separate studies examining the effect of listening to live music on children’s wellbeing and their creative responses to the emotional content of the music played as part of our schools’ programme.
We are very proud that our research shows our programme to have a hugely positive impact on children’s wellbeing. Engaging with live classical music through our interactive and exciting programme enables children to develop an emotional connection to the music, and supports key skills like listening and concentration. We also help children to feel that classical music is accessible and relevant to them, thereby inspiring them to learn an instrument.
Our Key Findings are shown in the infographic below. You can read the full impact report here.
We are grateful to Victoria Williamson for including our Report in her blog. Vicky wrote:
If you would like to chat to us about our research or would like to write about it, please get in touch! You can email David at email@example.com
We are very grateful to the Everyone Can Love Classical Music podcast for generously supporting our work. 20% of the proceeds from their subscriptions will be donated to Apollo Music Projects. There are introductions, guides and discussions on many of the great composers and on opera. Why not check it out!
Great news! MATCH FUNDING INCREASED! Although we have come to the end of our original match funding, one of our Friends has agreed to match further donations up to £2,000. Please continue to spread the word and donate, and help us to raise even more this year. Thanks to generous support from The Childhood Trust and Friends of Apollo Music Projects, all donations made to our Big Give page have been matched so far, and the matching will now continue, That means if you choose to give during the campaign, your donation, and its impact, will be doubled. Thank you for all your support so far. It means so much to us and the children we work with. This has been an incredibly challenging year for fundraising, and we are particularly grateful for any support you are able to give this year.