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What people say about The Voices Foundation

In School Programme

About Us

The Voices Foundation is giving the nation back its voice
Hilary Finch, The Times
I have no doubt that the work of The Voices Foundation is contributing greatly to the delivery of arts education in those schools that take part in the programme
Tansy Jones, Artsmark Officer, Arts Council England

Preparation for the future

All the other skills children get from the programme – confidence, concentration, listening skills, self esteem, team work etc are essential if the children are to survive at Secondary School
Elizabeth Hills, Headteacher, Ilderton Primary, London
The process of singing together, as well as listening to each other has had a profound effect on the rest of the school’s learning. It is in the process of singing together that children realise their individual potential and confidence, and this enables children to approach other academic challenges in a positive way, as they proceed up the educational stages
Elizabeth Rayment-Pickard
Headteacher Oxford Gardens Primary School, London

Methodology Courses

A very stimulating and exciting way into music education for primary schools

I have little experience of music… all the materials were valuable and challenging’

A thoroughly enjoyable course – a wealth of ideas and resources many of which have already been brilliant
all from past delegates

An accessible programme for all

The Voices Foundation does not rely on expensive musical equipment, nor is it exclusive to the talented few, but educates all in the fundamentals of theory and practice
Des Murray, Headteacher, St Patrick’s RC Primary School, Stockton
The programme challenges all children, including those with special needs, the more able, and those with little or no English. The programme is totally inclusive and a lot of fun
Elizabeth Hills, Headteacher, Ilderton Primary School, Southwark, London
As a small nursery school we have invested money for several years in this programme, and the benefits have certainly outweighed the costs. Other colleagues when hearing of our success wish they had continued when we did, and regret withdrawing from the programme
Carole Scott, Headteacher, Seaham Harbour Nursery School, Co. Durham
Many of our children join our school with really low literacy skills, so the music helps right across the curriculum. It was great to see a Reception child, who has speech therapy, singing her heart out – in front of the rest of the school
Tim Franks, Headteacher’ Leamore Primary School, Walsall

What the children say

The songs are modern and we like them so we want to do our best. It’s really special singing altogether
Year 6 pupil, Wimbledon Park Primary School

What the teachers say

For years I have supported teachers and tried to give them the confidence to teach music, but the different schemes I tried did not seem to help develop their musical understanding or confidence. The Voices approach has changed all this. Teachers now want to teach music… As a music specialist I cannot praise the Voices approach enough
Music Coordinator, Wimbledon Park Primary, London
Initially I was reluctant to sing in front of other staff. I lacked confidence in my own ability and was embarrassed to sing aloud. After working with [Voices Advisory Teacher] I now feel more confident both to sing with the children but also with staff and other colleagues
Teacher, Seaham Harbour Nursery School, Co. Durham

Young Voices

Without a shadow of a doubt my children are more confident and outgoing as a result Parent

It’s brought out a musical ability I wasn’t aware of