Primary School Teaching Resource for NAIDOC Week

How is your school celebrating 2016’s NAIDOC week? How about with a song, art, cooking and the creation of a bush tucker garden? The Australian Children’s Music Foundation’s new resource, based around legendary children’s entertainer Don Spencer OAM’s song ‘Bush Tucker’ is especially designed for Australian primary schools, bringing music, visual art, language and an appreciation of Aboriginal culture together in an easy-to-use teaching module for classroom teachers.
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Run for the ACMF in the Sydney City2Surf!

If you like to run, and want to raise funds for the ACMF, sign up for the annual City2Surf run in Sydney on August 14 and select the ACMF as your fundraising charity!
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The Give Back Campaign

Do you shop online? Sign up to the Give Back campaign and your online purchases can result in a donation to the ACMF! Everybody wins!

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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.

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…

DONATED

WORTH OF INSTRUMENTS

GIVEN

FREE MUSIC LESSONS

RECEIVED

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


ACMF teacher Rachel visits our program in Hillston

The ACMF has been running a program in a central school (that’s K-12 for those of you not in the know!) out in a little farming town called Hillston on the Hay plain. ACMF teacher and Education Manager, Rachel Scott, loves going out there to work with all the... read more

Why we like our music lessons…..

Recently we caught up with some ACMF music students from a school in Victoria, and asked them what they liked best about their music lessons…. here’s what we got…. (we loved reading these in the ACMF office!) “I like music lessons with Phil... read more

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT MUSIC

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