London Music Masters Learning Programme
To teach and inspire the pupils of St Barnabas Primary School who would otherwise have limited access to high quality instrumental tuition, transforming their lives by the learning and relationships they develop through music.
January 2018 - July 2018
Charity information: London Music Masters
There is significant evidence to show that a good music education can bring real benefits to a child’s learning and social development. Yet learning to play an instrument is becoming increasingly unaffordable in the UK. We are tackling this issue by introducing a new generation of young people to the joys of music. In the process we are opening up life changing opportunities for our participants and finding incredible talent in some of our most diverse communities.
We deliver an unparalleled programme of high-quality, sustained instrumental teaching to children from financially disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds from their first year at primary school, providing: measurably excellent musical outcomes, enhanced personal development, high attendance levels and strong parental engagement, teaching inside and outside school hours - reaching all children, and a clear musical pathway towards entry auditions to the junior departments of major conservatoires.
Musical outcomes: eligible children will be able to take an ABRSM Music Medal. Pass rate > 90%.
Activities» LMM Learning Programme at St Barnabas Primary School, Westminster. Reception, Years 1 - 3. Musicianship, paired, and group lessons.
What success will look like
The children who are at a suitable standard will be offered the chance to take an ABRSM Music Medal. Our pass rate will be superior to 90%.
We aim to change the face of music - by injecting diversity into its midst. LMM Learning Programme impacts on children in monumental ways and in far subtler ones. Through focus groups, consultation with alumni and close monitoring of career progression amidst graduating students i.e. access to Pathways (our progression programme for economically challenged and talented young musicians), we will monitor impact on the children and their potential to impact the sector - and our efficiency.
There is a potential for further cuts to education budgets which may impact on St Barnabas's potential to support their contribution towards the programme. However, we have already negotiated next year's terms and conditions and taken into consideration any financial buffer we (school and LMM) felt was necessary. The Schools' Board has also authorised the programme, so from a due diligence perspective, we feel we have been very cautious.
We will do what we do with all donors. They will receive general newsletters/emails providing detailed updates on how their contribution is impacting the children. In the case of this specific campaign, we will also provide information about St Barnabas and its programme periodically.
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