To provide every child on the island of Ireland with access to a musical education
Every child has the right to #EducationEquality and here at the Musical Youth Foundation our goal is to make this a reality by helping to provide all children in Ireland with access to a musical education. Acquiring musical skills is not just beneficial in itself, in fact the benefits are known to improve every aspect of a child’s development and can ensure vulnerable young people remain engaged in the overall education process.
So many legendary musicians can trace their beginnings to the simple act of picking up a guitar and strumming a tune, so this is where we chose to start. We want to get as many children as possible passionate about music by making their own through guitar lessons and in the future this will be joined by Bass, Drums, Piano, Community Choirs and more!
Initially the foundation is focusing on providing guitar lessons complete with professional qualified tutors and instruments. The lessons are supported by supervised weekly practise sessions, specialist music workshops and performance opportunities. We also operate a music mentoring programme where our young musicians receive mentoring from other musicians.
With future sponsorship, donations and fundraising we envision providing a fully-rounded musical education that gives each child the opportunity to gather at a central music academy and learn to play whatever musical instrument they wish.