Apollo Music Projects

Inspiring children through the magic of live music

Apollo Music Projects is a music education charity which transforms the lives of children through live classical music, through a series of interactive workshops and concerts. Children benefit from increased wellbeing, focus, and from developing their creative and emotional response to music.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124784)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£24,270

Donations

96

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • “I never heard tunes so beautiful in my life. Thank you so much for giving me and my class the opportunity to listen to the music. I liked that we were allowed to see the instruments and learn more about them. Thank you so much for letting us watch you.”

    — Year 4 pupil, Stamford Hill Primary School, Hackney

  • “Apollo is one of the greatest experiences my classes (and I) have ever had. The children absolutely love having the opportunity to experience live classical music. I am beyond grateful to you for continuing during lockdown, there has never been a greater time in which children need this experience"

    — Class Teacher, Benthal Primary School, Hackney

  • “Apollo Music Projects is a national treasure – this programme should be in every school in the country.”

    — Sir Simon Rattle, Patron of Apollo Music Projects

  • “I cannot say enough wonderful things about Apollo! The children were in awe every time you came in and played for us. For almost all of them, it was their first introduction to classical music never mind seeing instruments like that played live. They adored it! Every single one of them engaged"

    — Class Teacher, St Dominic's Catholic Primary School, Hackney

Situation

Pupils in disadvantaged areas can suffer from lack of access to artistic experiences and education outside the curriculum, missing out benefits classical music can offer, such as improved focus and emotional wellbeing: “We serve over 1300 pupils […] with limited access to the wider cultural enrichment that London has to offer. It is hard to overestimate the value of enriching children’s experience in this way and opening up other worlds and cultures.” Stephen Hall, Executive Head Teacher

Solution

Our programme provides an accessible structure for the development of each child’s understanding of and emotional response to classical music: “I feel in heaven because I love classical music so badly” (Year 5 pupil), developing transferable skills of listening, focus and confidence in their own creativity: "For some children who struggle with their creativity, seeing their stories come to life with the improvisation of the quartet really took them on an adventure.” (Teacher, Orchard Primary)