We create musical childhoods
Music is suffering in our schools:
Last year there were 40,000 less instrumental exams than in 2012
17% fall in GCSE music entries since 2015
40% decrease in A Level music since 2011
50% Primary schools 'narrowed' their curriculum to focus on SATS
"Music Education in England is in crisis. The Government must act quickly to ensure music does not become the preserve of a privileged few." -Music Education: State of The Nation report Incorporated Society of Musicians, February 2019
BUT the problem is bigger than exam statistics
-We see classrooms where 40% children have already given up playing an instrument.... by the time they are 8 years old!
- We see children starting music lessons who have no idea WHY they play an instrument
- We see schools teaching music who don't really know WHY they teach it (other than it being on the curriculum)
- We see parents who are either:
not sure how their child should START with music
Terrified their children will STOP playing music
We're here to help. . .
Muzingo exists to get MORE children starting music.
Muzingo exists to help more children discover WHY they learn music. So they carry on playing. Because Music makes children happier. (84% happier to be precise)
Muzingo exists to create happy, healthy, magical, musical childhoods.
Which is why we do things like this. . .
What we do
Where we work
We start by making the biggest impact first. Transforming schools into vibrant musical communities. Every child a musician, every classroom a band. Every teacher involved.
Amazing online resources to support children to play every day and make rapid progress at home.
Holiday classes, clubs and lessons offered to all in the local area. With the school as a base. We believe in getting great musicians into local schools and helping them make a difference.
In the community
Essentially, we believe in opening doors, rather than closing them. Children, at the beginning of their musical journeys need to try lots of things, lots of ways of learning, lots of instruments and develop as many skills as they can. Our job is to do justice to a planet teeming with musical life and give children the tools they need to explore this world. Eventually, we hope children will forge their own musical destinies, rather than walk a pre-determined path we have created for them.