We Change Lives Using the Power of Music

Music makes a huge difference to confidence, mental health and happiness. Support our charity and you’ll be supporting hundreds of disadvantaged children and vulnerable adults in Birmingham to learn new, valuable skills, boost their confidence and communication, and to feel part of a community.

SEE OUR CURRENT PROJECTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN BIRMINGHAM…

INSPIRING SOUNDS

Inspiring Sounds broadens access to music for people aged 3-19 years old in Special Schools.

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INCLUSIVE CHOIR

Our Inclusive Choir welcomes children and young people under the age of 25 with disabilities.

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MUSIC CARES

The Music Cares Project provides music-making opportunities for children in care in Birmingham.

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We bring together over 2,000 young musicians from across Birmingham, to form over 95 ensembles

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Tiger Tiger’ is an initiative offering cross-arts, multi-sensory sessions for adults with additional needs.

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Our Community Choir broadens access to music to older people across Birmingham

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“A wonderful opportunity you are giving to adults. Congratulations on this amazing project.”

“I just wanted to send you a message to say how amazing M and my dad found Tiger Tiger – when I called my dad after work he was absolutely buzzing about it and it sounded incredible!! Both M and the other service user who went got so much from it. I had a tear in my eye when my dad was talking to me about it all and how much M communicated non verbally. I really hope it is successful for you all because it is such a wonderful opportunity you are giving to adults like M. I really hope there is one session in a half term so that I can go with M!!! Congratulations on this amazing project. Best wishes, E’“

EMILY – TIGER TIGER PROJECT PARTICIPANT

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why we do what we do…

At SFE, we know that music has a profound impact on children. Because we witness it every day.

Music has the power to improve mental health, to inspire and encourage, and to boost confidence and general happiness.

We have a vision to reach as many children across Birmingham, sending them on a journey through music, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances; music for all. We want to raise awareness and important funds to be able to reach more people, enabling change across Birmingham, through music.

Feel free to get in touch with us using our online contact form.

SFE FREE MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Every year, we bring together 2,000 young people from across Birmingham and form over 90 ensembles, specialising in a variety of instruments.

All of our ensemble members are nurtured and supported by our skilled professional tutors and conductors, developing their confidence and musical abilities.

Members will also take part in memorable performances on the stages of Birmingham’s most prestigious venues, celebrating their musical achievements to packed audiences.

We do not charge for our ensembles because imposing a charge would create an immediate barrier for many families who would struggle to afford these costs.

SFE MUSIC SERVICE

One of our main aims is to help bring more music to schools in England, starting in Birmingham.

We do this by offering a variety of in-school services, including special workshops, music teachers for hire, annual reporting, assembly support, advisory visits and training courses.

We have wide-ranging capabilities so if there is something music-related that a school needs, chances are, we provide it.

Our Music Service is the go-to place for music provision in Birmingham and we work with 95% of schools.

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ABOUT SERVICES FOR EDUCATION…

Services For Education Limited

Company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales No. 07739831 Registered charity in England and Wales No. 1148848

CE: Sharon Bell Our charity is overseen by a dynamic board of Trustees: Chair of Trustees:  Sarah Smith Trustees: David Bolton, Joanna Cooney, Martin Hall, Clive Stone, Dr Peter Borg-Bartolo, Dr Jory Debenham, Jamie Barry and Shimri Vachter.
We bring learning and music to life

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