Since the end of March 2020, PMF has suspended all contact activities (in-schools work, one-to-one instrumental lessons, the Pimlico Children’s Choir, Foundation Choir and Chorus).
PMF has remained committed to delivering the charity’s main aims of social work within the community and high-quality music education during this period of lock-down. Our work is monitored and assessed regularly to ensure we are providing the best quality we can whilst social-distancing.
We are proud to have organised a whole programme of online (through Zoom) musical events to keep those involved in our activities occupied during this time. Our Foundation Scholars are still receiving their instrumental lessons online, along with weekly singing lessons from our Teacher-Singer Team, and weekly at lunchtime on Wednesdays, the Foundation Scholars join with PMF Staff to perform on their instruments and listen to people’s choices of favourite music for discussion.
Over recent weeks, we have trialled Music Theory sessions in small groups with our Foundation Scholars, which have worked very well. We are now rolling this out across the members of Pimlico Children’s Choir as well. Our Adult Chorus also meets on Zoom each week to discuss and appreciate various styles of Music.
We are currently in the midst of planning a PMF Virtual Choir performance, which will involve everyone from the PMF Community singing together online.
The Pimlico Musical Foundation is a local charity which helps primary school children enjoy singing great music. To achieve this our specialist teachers run choirs and workshops for singers of different levels and ages.
The Pimlico Musical Foundation is very proud to be an Additional Provider for the Tri-borough Music Hub.
The Pimlico Musical Foundation runs four different music programmes during term time, including after-school choirs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our programmes are open to children from all local primary schools. We also have an adult chorus that rehearses on Monday evenings.
Singing in choirs is social – at our end of term concerts and weekly choir rehearsals, we encourage new friendships between both children and parents.
A child can progress quickly in singing, boosting their self-confidence – 80% of PMF children report increased confidence after participating in concerts and 90% want to participate in future concerts.
Singing enriches your child’s wider education – learning a challenging musical skill like sight-singing early-on is great for children’s cognitive development – not only will it promote their music learning, but also their achievements in other school subjects.
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The Pimlico Musical Foundation runs several performances throughout the year. Typically, we have a concert at the end of each term, which involves all of our singing groups. Participants on some of our programmes perform more regularly.
The Pimlico Musical Foundation receives no public funding and therefore relies completely on its generous supporters. Without your help we would not be able to do the work we do.
We need to fundraise over £150,000 every year to keep providing children in Pimlico with such important educational and musical opportunities. Find out how you can contribute by clicking the link below.Support Us
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