Plans Revealed For Torbay Music Foundation
By Sofy Robertson
Plans have been revealed for a new Torbay Music Foundation to encourage more young people to learn to play an instrument.
The charity is currently looking for trustees to help guide the organisation and oversee fundraising.
Those behind the organisation believe that music teaches children to develop listening, memory, perseverance, resilience and self-expression.
Phil Black, Culture and Events Service Manager at Torbay Council, said:
“Torbay Music Foundation is a really important way of helping to ensure that every child aged between five and 18 in Torbay has the opportunity to participate in musical education.
“Every child can benefit from music education in many different ways.
“Music connects the brain in ways no other subject can. It enables children to develop listening, memory, perseverance, resilience, and self-expression skills as well as providing benefits to physical health and wellbeing. All children have the right to access these benefits.
“The Foundation will work to raise funds to enable more young people to access further musical opportunities.” (The Breeze)
The Foundation believes that “music is often seen as the preserve of the rich and middle class” and they want to break down these perceptions and ensure that “all young people and families within Torbay can freely access musical activity.” (TMF Website)
The Foundation will be a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation and will work in close partnership with Torbay Music Hub.
To get involved with the Foundation or to find out more, visit their website. The deadline for applications to the board of trustees is 22nd April 2019.