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 26 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 delighted to announce that Manvinder Rattan has been appointed as Chief Executive from September 2021. All are thrilled that Manvinder, who has extensive experience across the music education sector, will be leading VF through the next important phase of its development. During this time, VF will implement its new three-year strategy with a targeted focus on pupils experiencing disadvantage and a continued focus on sustainable growth and improved pupil wellbeing.
Manvinder joins from Sing for Pleasure, where as CEO and Head of Conductor Training, his team of tutors teaches around 300 conductors each year. In fact, Manvinder has trained many conductors who have become part of the VF practitioner workforce. Coming from an organisation committed to spreading the enjoyment of singing, Manvinder is a natural fit and welcome addition to the VF team.
“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