TRANSFORMING children THROUGH SINGING
Voices Foundation is a national charity which uses the power of singing to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK.
Voices Foundation helps children and young people aged 0-18 to learn to sing and develop as musicians.
We want to make sure that no child is left out when it comes to learning to be a musician. It is proven that children who engage in high quality, regular musical learning from an early age gain musical, intellectual, emotional and social advantages. However, many children miss out on these benefits as they do not have access to any form of music education.
We help teachers and schools to ensure that music is an integral part of education from the early years. Voices Foundation wants to give every child the chance to discover their musical talent so that they are part of the next generation of musicians.
What we DO
Voices Foundation is a national music education charity working closely with schools, academies, Music Education Hubs and partners to deliver sustainable solutions for the provision of a rigorous and effective music education through singing.
INVOLVE YOUR SCHOOL
Empower your staff to lead singing activities and music curriculum through our teacher development programmes.
Inspire your pupils with singing projects and sessions led by expert music leaders.
We work with nurseries, primary and secondary schools.
Voices Foundation has been working with educators for 27 years. Thanks to the vital support of individual philanthropists, Trusts and Foundations and Corporate sponsorship we have reached:
+ 1,000 schools
+ 10,000 teachers
+ 200,000 children
Voices Foundation is pleased to share the second in our series of #VFBriefing reports. ‘Empowering All Voices’ takes a deeper look at the what it means to be 'musical' and how this relates to teacher confidence. This report highlights some of the key findings from our Singing Schools evaluation project that has been taking place in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and David Ross Education Trust (DRET) since 2018.
Our programme evaluation, delivered by Sound Connections and Birmingham City University, explored the barriers that teachers and school staff can face when participating in and leading singing, and we considered how we can work with them to overcome these challenges. Our evaluation indicated that the Singing Schools programme had a strong positive impact on teachers’ confidence to deliver music activities. Yet, to fully empower all teachers to provide their pupils with high-quality music learning experiences, we must work together to change the perceptions in society of what it means to be ‘musical’.
“The impact that being a Voices singing schools has had upon the pupils and families cannot be underestimated. We are raising pupils aspirations, but, on top of this, we are also raising the aspirations of parents for their children."
Dominique Osborne, Headteacher, Edward Heneage Primary Academy