Campaign at Camden School for Girls launched to promote music education for young people
- Credit: Archant
A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of music education for children is hitting all the right notes.
Camden Music Trust, a charity that believes every child across the borough has the right to a music education, is hoping to raise awareness of just how important the art form is to a child’s development through its campaign ‘it’s more than music’.
More than just learning an instrument, the trust believes that music helps build confidence and self-esteem, supports academic achievement, improves sociability, fosters discipline and patience and promotes creativity. These soft skills are vitally important in the growth and wellbeing of children and young adults - raising aspiration and opening up life chances.
An army of singers from across the borough came together at Camden School for Girls over the weekend to record the Camden Youth Choir CD – all funds from which will go back into music opportunities for young people.
Peter West, who is head of Camden Music Services said: “A love of music is developed at a young age and nurtured throughout our lives.
“Music education is fun and can teach us how to play a new instrument or learn to sing, but we need to understand that it is so much more.”
However, music tuition can be difficult to access if children want to develop further or face challenging circumstances such as living below the poverty line or with a disability. For these children gaining access to music tuition can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
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“All children need an outlet to explore their creativity and have fun” added David Walliams, the charities patron, “The trust’s work gives all children that opportunity.”
To get a copy of the CD for yourself e-mail Julie@camdenmusictrust.org or visit camdenmusictrust.org for more information.