WHY MUSIC?

Brass for Africa and its supporters believe that the opportunity to learn and play music has a profound and empowering impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people; orphans, ex-street children, refugees, marginalised and vulnerable young people. Click on the life skills below to find out more.

WHY MUSIC?

Brass for Africa and its supporters believe that the opportunity to learn and play music has a profound and empowering impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people; orphans, ex-street children, refugees, marginalised and vulnerable young people. Click on the life skills below to find out more.

SELF CONFIDENCE

 Is to be secure in yourself and your abilities

RESILIENCE

The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Is the action of leading a group of people or an organisation

PROBLEM SOLVING

Is a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesise information and knowledge to achieve a solution

GRIT & PERSEVERANCE

Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

CONCENTRATION

Is the action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort

TEAMWORK

Is being an effective group member

COMMUNICATION

Is the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviours to express or exchange information

SELF CONFIDENCE

 Is to be secure in yourself and your abilities

RESILIENCE

The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Is the action of leading a group of people or an organisation

PROBLEM SOLVING

Is a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesise information and knowledge to achieve a solution

GRIT & PERSEVERANCE

Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

CONCENTRATION

Is the action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort

TEAMWORK

Is being an effective group member

COMMUNICATION

Is the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviours to express or exchange information

OUR 8-KEY ATTRIBUTES

Find out about the 8 key attributes associated with learning music identified by Brass for Africa. Each focusses on a particular life skill which can then be integrated into each lesson, resulting in transferable life skills, which can be applied to the participants’ everyday lives.

OUR 8-KEY ATTRIBUTES

Find out about the 8 key attributes associated with learning music identified by Brass for Africa. Each focusses on a particular life skill which can then be integrated into each lesson, resulting in transferable life skills, which can be applied to the participants’ everyday lives.

THE BRASS FOR AFRICA STUDENT JOURNEY

The Brass for Africa curriculum creates positive behavioural change in participants through engaging lessons, workshops and activities. The students are empowered as they learn about each life-skill, and demonstrate their knowledge as they embark on their personal journeys.

Change takes place through a series of steps. The steps are listed here, along with brief descriptions of behavioural indicators. Our ultimate vision is to equip children and young people with the skills to fulfil their potential and thrive.

THE BRASS FOR AFRICA JOURNEY

The Brass for Africa curriculum creates positive behaviour change in participants through a number of engaging lessons, workshops and activities. The students feel empowered as they learn about each life-skill, and demonstrate their knowledge as they embark on their personal journey.

Change takes place through a series of steps. The steps are listed here, along with brief descriptions of behaviour indicators. Our ultimate vision is to equip children and young people with the skills to fulfil their potential and thrive.

LIFE-SKILLS THROUGH MUSIC

“When a problem happens in life I ask myself what is plan B, what is plan C? This is the same technique I use when I improvise. The skills learnt through my instrument, are the same I use for real life”

Tonny Mwolese – Music Teacher at Brass for Africa

LIFE-SKILLS THROUGH MUSIC

“When a problem happens in life I ask myself what is plan B, what is plan C? This is the same technique I use when I improvise. The skills learnt through my instrument, are the same I use for real life”

Tonny Mwolese – Music Teacher at Brass for Africa