3 Jun 2011

SOUND & FAIR WORKSHOPS AT MUSIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Sound & Fair has been on the road in May 2011, touring UK music colleges and facilitating workshops with woodwind students and lecturers.

Over 600 woodwind students were briefed on the Sound & Fair campaign, the need for sustainable practises by instrument manufacturers and the benefits for forest communities in Tanzania.

Music colleges visited included Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Chethams School of Music, Manchester and Purcell School for Young Musicians.

The reaction from the music colleges has been excellent.

Belinda Gough, Head of Woodwind, Chethams School of Music, said: “The presentation was wonderful. It provided our students with engaging ideas and clearer understanding of the context of the changing world we live in and that taking individual responsibility is paramount.

“It was such a treat to meet James Laizer, whose message was poignant. To think that our instruments have the potential to provide communities with the things we take for granted, such as a midwife and clean water, is something quite special.”