In the press...
December, 2016 | SSAT Autumn Journal 2016 | Attention, Awareness and teamwork skills for greater wellbeing pdf link to article
January, 2016 | Evening Standard Online | Classroom gigs ‘key to improving behaviour of London schoolchildren’ standard.co.uk/news/london/london-schoolchildren-to-be-taught-how-to-play-music-to-improve-classroom-behaviour
September, 2015 | Education charity Teach First hands out £60,000 to projects aiming to narrow disadvantage gap schoolsweek.co.uk/four-projects-honoured-at-teach-first-innovation-awards/
July 2015, Medway Messenger | Summer term of drums, pop stars and funfair newspaper article image
"It was lovely to see children who would not normally attend a focus club, perform in concerts for the community and school. They showed tremendous discipline in their drumming and joined in the vocal chants; the improvement in their self-esteem and confidence was amazing."
Julie Beesley, Head of Music, Cedar Primary School - July 2015
"The research based approach to Mindful Music was great. It enabled children to engage with approaches to self-awareness and reflection that we could not have done by ourselves.
Children who had been difficult to engage in collaborative activities really started to understand how to work well with others."
Dr. J. Lane, Headteacher, St Francis De Sales R C Junior School - July 2016
“The challenges underpinning educational inequality are complex and will always require creative and innovative solutions for how best these can be addressed. Mindful Music does just that, whilst building on research to provide children with the behavioural support that is sometimes needed. It will be fascinating to see how Innovation Award Winner Mindful Music develops over the next year, and I’m immensely proud of the fact that Teach First’s Innovation Unit will be at the heart of this for the 2015/16 partnership.”
Brett Wigdortz, Founder and CEO, Teach First – September 2015