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Helping children with communication skills and working in groups

4 years ago


In the fourth video in our new series about our work with fellow music education charity Music for Youth, the Tree Army (with Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra) perform at The Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham.

Founded by music education specialist Lee Hextall, The Tree Army (with Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra) are a large group of musicians ranging from 8 to 19 years old. Alongside soundbites from the group's young performers, Lincolnshire Music Service educators Jack Swift and Karina Lawrence explain how learning music helps children with communication skills and working in groups.

Music for Youth

ABRSM and Music for Youth

Music for Youth and ABRSM have been working together since 1995 to support young musicians across the country.

Music for Youth is a national music education charity providing free access to performance and audience opportunities for young musicians throughout the UK.

Regional festivals

ABRSM sponsors Music for Youth's regional festivals, which are open access and free for the ensembles to perform in. All types of groups of all levels of experience are welcome - at any one festival you could see choirs, brass bands, jazz groups and steel pan bands taking to the stage.

ABRSM’s support has enabled Music for Youth to expand and develop the series, providing a local platform to thousands of young instrumentalists and singers.

Further information

  • Find out more about ABRSM's work with Music for Youth
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