Slide Donate Now The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) provides free, long term music programs and instruments to disadvantaged and Indigenous children across Australia, that inspire creativity, bring joy and hope, and achieve positive educational and behavioural outcomes. Changing
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Imagine a world without music.

Playing music is one of the only activities that stimulates, and utilises the entire brain.

Despite its many cognitive, emotional, and behavioural benefits for children – the majority of Australian public school students do not have access to a specialist music teacher.

In 2002, singer-songwriter and popular children’s entertainer, Don Spencer, OAM, founded the Australian Children’s Music Foundation with a mission to change that.

The ACMF believes that EVERY CHILD deserves access to a life-changing music education.

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"A love of music"

"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"

“Playing an instrument"

"Playing an instrument expands a child’s creativity and imagination, building positive neural pathways"

“Expression and regulation”

"Children with trauma use music as a form of expression and regulation"

“Music Concepts”

"Music concepts such as rhythm, beat-counting and song-writing influences students' ability to better deal with Maths and English lessons"

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Don Spencer OAM

ACMF Founder

“I’ve seen firsthand, time and time again, how music sparks creativity and imagination. Music underpins the resilience and determination that many Australian kids need to overcome the challenges that life throws at them. The power of music can never be underestimated. READ MORE>>

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Music for mental health

If you believe in the power of music, you believe in the work that we do.

Many charities are devoted to the physical wellbeing of children.

The ACMF’s focus is on children’s emotional and mental well-being – through the joy and hope found in music.

ACMF music programs have the power to change young lives.

Engagement in music programs:

Enhances fine motor skills.

Boosts literacy & language.

Fosters superior memory.

Builds trust and teamwork.

Builds confidence & resilience.

Research has proven the importance of music education.

Help us change young lives through music.

 

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