NATIONAL SONG WRITING COMPETITION - JUDGING DAY

Last week, the 2020 National Songwriting Competition Judging Day took place at Warner Music Australia. Stay tuned for our Winners Announcement in November 2020!

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A SONG BY SUPPORT UNIT ACMF MUSIC STUDENTS

“The Sunday Song”: an original song written & performed by Taree High School SUPPORT UNIT students, with their wonderful ACMF teacher Matt Zarb. Learning music has proven to show remarkable benefits for children with special learning needs – giving them the joy and confidence to engage with learning, and with life!

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ACMF BUSHFIRE RECOVERY - MUSIC PROGRAM

An uplifting story on ABC News Australia: How music brings healing to the trauma of a bushfire-affected school.

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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The ACMF are working with our partner venues finding ways to continue delivering the wonderful benefits of music education – remotely or otherwise, even during this trying time.

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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…

PROVIDED OVER

WORTH OF INSTRUMENTS

GIVEN OVER

FREE MUSIC LESSONS

RECEIVED OVER

ORIGINAL SONGS FOR OUR NSC

OUR PROGRAMS

 Schools

All across Australia, disadvantaged children and youth engage in free, long-term music programs presented by our specialist teachers. #

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Juvenile Justice Centres

We believe that it is critical to create an outlet for youth in detention to express themselves in a positive way. #

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Music Therapy

Children in hospital benefit immensely from the opportunity to engage in music lessons, presented by our specialist teachers. #

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Songwriting Competition

Students from across Australia are invited to put pen to paper and enter their very own original song in our National Songwriting Competition. #

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LATEST NEWS


Joel Abernethy Scholarship Awarded for 2020

Joel Abernethy was a young man from NSW, who began playing electric guitar at 11 years old. As his mother said, “Music was his solace, his passion and his creative outlet”. Joel passed away in 2010. The Joel Abernethy Advantage was established by the ACMF in February... read more

ABC NEWS STORY – New ACMF Bushfire Recovery Music Program

In late 2019, areas of Australia were devastated by unprecedented drought, and catastrophic fire conditions – causing tragic loss of life, property, and extreme grief. The Australian Children’s Music Foundation offers its support to affected schools and communities.... read more

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