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
On Thursday 12th of November, Voices Foundation hosted the second instalment of the #VFSingWell webinar series. We wanted to share current research, unpack and translate current guidance, and provide practical solutions for music making in schools today, alongside highlighting why the power of singing for children is important now more than ever.
We were lucky enough to have a fantastic panel made up of Dr Anita Collins (award-winning neuromusical educator and author in the fields of brain development and music learning), Gary Griffiths (Music education consultant and author of Music Unlocked, Music Mark’s Covid-19 guidelines for the music education sector), and Sophie Gosden (Headteacher at The Mill Primary Academy in Crawley, West Sussex).
“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