Students from 17 Goulburn Valley primary schools gathered at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre this week for the final Heinze Music Project’s Festival of Singing.By John Lewis
Students from 17 Goulburn Valley primary schools gathered at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre this week for the final Heinze Music Project’s Festival of Singing.
The program included a mass choir of more than 600 voices supported by a live band of musicians belting out familiar tunes from the 1920s to pop songs of the 2000s. Heinze Music Project co-ordinator Tricia Sargant said the three-year project had encouraged music education by working with classroom teachers to develop music programs, provided scholarships to some disadvantaged students who wished to learn a musical instrument and had helped format an Association of Music Teachers in Shepparton.
Ms Sargant said research had shown music was a powerful educational tool for children.
‘‘Their imagination is inspired, they develop more resilience and with their improvement in confidence, students are more willing to have a go at things,’’ Ms Sargant said.
The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation funded the project.
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