On Saturday 2 July 2016, in partnership with the Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids, a group of Australian punk bands and acoustic acts and their fans rocked out at Sydney’s Valve Bar at the Agincourt Hotel to raise money for ACMF music programs…
For six weeks, throughout July and into the beginning of August, Kiehl’s will feature a Limited Edition label on their number one selling product, Ultra Facial Cream. For this period, $2 from each limited edition product sold will be donated to The Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
The ACMF funds music programs for children from a patchwork of funding sources including government grants, foundations, philanthropy and private donations. There are always more schools and venues that need our help than we are able to provide programs for – so your donation could help tip the balance in favour of another child getting access to the benefits of music education…
CHANGING YOUNG LIVES THROUGH MUSIC
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation provides free, long term music programs and instruments to disadvantaged and Indigenous children across Australia, inspiring creativity and imagination while nurturing self-esteem and confidence.
Many charities are devoted to children’s physical well-being.
We are devoted to their mental well-being.
1 in 7 Australian children of primary school age have a mental health problem
Learning music in the classroom increases children’s resilience and helps develop coping strategies
Nearly half of all child mental health disorders begin before the age of 14
Playing an instrument expands a child’s creativity and imagination, building positive neural pathways
It has been found that children with mental health problems experience considerable distress in school and have reduced capacity to engage with their schooling
Music lessons give children greater self-confidence and help build self-esteem
ACMF music programs have the power to change young lives.
If you believe in music, you believe in us.
OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS WE HAVE…
WORTH OF INSTRUMENTS
FREE MUSIC LESSONS
ORIGINAL SONGS FOR OUR NSC
All across Australia, disadvantaged children and youth engage in free, long-term music programs presented by our specialist teachers. #
Juvenile Justice Centres
We believe that it is critical to create an outlet for youth in detention to express themselves in a positive way. #
Children in hospital benefit immensely from the opportunity to engage in music lessons, presented by our specialist teachers. #
Students from across Australia are invited to put pen to paper and enter their very own original song in our National Songwriting Competition. #