• International Parliamentary Union opening ceremony
  • G20 Summit
  • World Bank Annual Parliamentary Conference
  • Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition Dinner
  • "The Philanthropist" American television series
  • Andr√© Rieu, Maastricht, Holland concert series
  • Performances as part of Strings Exchange, St Polten, Austria.

The Royal School of Music in the United Kingdom is the leading authority in music assessment. While we encourage our children to sit for their exams they are under no obligation to do so. We are extremely proud that those who do have all achieved merit or distinction.
  • Studies show that children who play music are more likely to serve their communities and are less likely to become alcohol or drug dependent adults;
  • A well constructed music programme teaches children that by working together with their peers they can achieve positive, empowering results;
  • That individual effort brings individual rewards that benefit the group;
  • It allows girls to demonstrate equality in a society where male-orientated sports are given preference;
  • Research also indicates that children who learn a musical instrument are more likely to achieve academic success; because
  • Music develops numeracy skills, pattern recognition, goal setting and problem solving skills; and
  • It enhances communication and concentration;
  • Some of the children have progressed to better schools and have gone on to university;
  • Music is a creative medium through which children can give expression to previously marginalised cultures;
  • Since ancient times music making has bound people in a way that encourages greater social cohesion within families and communities;
  • It leads to enhanced functioning in broader society and better employment prospects;
  • Music is for life.

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