In Future Generation Investment’s charity partner Q&A series, they speak to our Founder and CEO Don Spencer OAM. He shares how the ACMF music programs have transformed young lives with the support of Future Generation – enabling the delivery of programs to over 1,000 disadvantaged children.
Shopping for Christmas gifts? Buy from a fantastic range of Music and Products by our ACMF Founder and singer/songwriter Don Spencer – and feel good knowing that a percentage of all sale proceeds will go toward the important work of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
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.
“If we can’t nurture a love of music, we are doing children a disservice… Just about every child in school would love a music lesson. That balance of creative and academic is what education should be about” ~ School Principal
“Music concepts such as rhythm, beat-counting and song-writing influences students’ ability to better deal with Maths and English lessons” ~ School Teacher
“Children with trauma use music as a form of expression and regulation” ~ School Teacher
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 18 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. #