In Harmony Liverpool uses orchestral music making to improve the life chances of children by increasing confidence, wellbeing, skills and resilience. Children in Everton and Anfield have been offered opportunities to travel, learn, perform and collaborate with professional musicians, international artists and other young people. In Harmony Liverpool’s vision is “a healthier, higher achieving future for North Liverpool.”
In Harmony is targeted at children with the greatest need and fewest resources – over 40% of In Harmony children are classed as living in poverty. Since it started in 2009, the programme has benefited over 2,000 children and families in Everton and Anfield and over 300 professional musicians, artists, school teachers and staff. One third of all children in Everton and Anfield today are involved with In Harmony.
Every child learns an instrument and creates orchestral music throughout their time at primary school, and over 1500 children and young people aged 0-18 are learning music every week, free of charge. Over the last 10 years, the programme has had an impact on:
- young people’s confidence, wellbeing, skills and resilience;
- participants’ and families’ social and cultural capital;
- culture and learning environment in schools;
- civic pride, hope and aspiration.
Download their evaluation report here: “Reflections on 10 Years of Learning”