The Song Room, Pilot Creative Workshops
The Song Room is a Victorian organisation which was established to make music accessible to children who are disadvantaged by cultural, geographic or financial circumstances. The Nelson Meers Foundation supported their pilot programs in NSW in between 2006-2007.
Currently only 1 in 4 schools has a music program. The Song Room vision is that all Australian children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement. Programs are based on research and have been demonstrated to improve educational and social outcomes and to help schools sustain their own music and arts programs.
The Song Room delivers its programs to around 250 schools and communities each year and works with over 20,000 children every week. Programs are targeted to schools in the most marginalised communities from every State/Territory of Australia, from the 700,000 children in schools without specialist teachers in the arts.