- Parent of a PMF student
The Pimlico Musical Foundation runs a number of different programmes throughout term time, including after-school choirs, in-school singing projects and individual instrumental and singing lessons throughout the week. Our Adult Chorus rehearses weekly in the evening.
Singing in choirs can help children to develop life-enhancing skills. Singing is social – at our weekly rehearsals and end of term concerts, we encourage new friendships between both children and parents across the community.
Children 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 a child’s wider education – learning a challenging musical skill like sight-singing early-on is great for cognitive development; not only will it promote music learning, but statistics show that it enhances learning in other subjects.
Singing is fun!
- Rebecca Anson, Headteacher of St Gabriel's Primary School
The PMF works with all state schools in Pimlico, reaching approximately 700 children per year, enhancing existing musical provision in the area. Our specialist music teachers work with each of our partner schools to improve access to high quality music for Pimlico’s children.
Musical training can be a crucial part of a child’s education. Research shows that just eight weeks of music can significantly improve a child’s perception, language and literacy skills, and have a significant impact on their personal and social development. Evidence shows that group music lessons promote social cohesion and result in increased levels of engagement amongst young people. All this can change a child’s life chances and career prospects.
Our team at PMF goes to local schools, taking school assemblies and running school choirs. At the end of each term, the PMF holds performances where children from the local state primary schools join and sing challenging music alongside professional conductors and singers.
With private tuition being inaccessible to many of Pimlico’s residents, we offer a potentially life-changing gateway to music, free of charge.