Churchill Music

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Power of Music Project

The Power of Music Project

A new approach to KS2 Music that ties in with the 2020 DfE Mental Health Awareness curriculum.

I wouldn’t want any child to leave primary school without [having experienced] it!”

Sarah Joskey – Head teacher Wrington Primary School

The Power of Music

Find out more about the project in this 4 minute video:

What is it?

The project is a completely fresh stance on how to deliver music to children, not as a specialist subject, but as a tool that all teachers and pupils can access. Its aim is to demonstrate how music can influence our mental health and positively affect the way we feel.

COVID-19 has not halted the delivery of this valuable project. It has been reworked to enable online delivery when restrictions have required this.

How does it work?

We deliver two sessions, one week apart on Friday mornings. Each session is just over an hour long.

  • Workshop One: ‘How can we use music to help us?’  We demonstrate how and why we all have an emotional response to music and the science behind this.
  • Workshop Two: The Magical Musical Mind.  This workshop demonstrates how advertisers and film makers use music to influence our perceptions of what we see and buy.

Teachers and children are left with simple ideas of how to use music to make mental health a “normal part of daily life” (DfE strategy).

Who is it for?

Year 5 children. We will happily do the workshops for mixed Y5/6 classes too.

What does it cost?

£150 per class.

If you are in receipt of the N Somerset Healthy Schools Grant you may use the grant to pay for this project. For more details about the grant, please contact Shaun Cheesman at N Somerset council.

How do we book?

Please email us at pom@churchillmusic.org.uk

What do we need to provide?

  1. A space large enough to seat children all together
  2. A screen/wall for projection
  3. A power supply for our team’s own equipment
  4. A teacher to attend and participate

How do we get more information?

Please watch our 4 minute video above, or email us at pom@churchillmusic.org.uk

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What Teachers & Pupils Say About the Power of Music Project

The Team


Heather Walters, PGCE; MA.AMS

Project Leader, Music Therapy, HCPC registered

(AMS = Advanced Musical Studies)


Zoe Maitland-Round, BA Mus

Trustee of Churchill Music


Jane Johnson, BSc. PGCE

Project administrator

For further information, please contact Jan Murray or Jane Johnson:

01934 853 518
pom@churchillmusic.org.uk