What we do / About

The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts-based programs, delivered in partnership with schools across the country.

Our programs are independently proven to lift the academic performance, school attendance, social & emotional wellbeing and community involvement of Australian school children.

The Song Room vision is that all Australian children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement, giving them the best possible start in life.

Our aim is to bridge the education equity gap for all Australian children by facilitating learning through the arts, starting with our most vulnerable groups and reaching all communities that lack specialist music and arts education. We want every child to benefit from our proven, long-term school music and arts-based programs.

The evidence clearly shows that The Song Room programs:

  • Lifted literacy (NAPLAN) by up to an entire year
  • Almost halved the proportion of children at the lowest levels of Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Reduce school absenteeism by up to 65%
  • Improved children’s capacity to concentrate
  • Improved children’s levels of engagement with their learning

Every child deserves the best possible start and every opportunity to succeed in life.


Through creative music and arts-based programs, we create long-term, self-sustaining school workshops to build children’s confidence, focus, overall participation and engagement.

We have helped more than 350,000 Australian children improve their outlook on life. In fact, in a year our work touches the lives of more than 8,000 children across the country.

Yet our work reaches only a fraction of those children facing long-term disadvantages from the limits of socio-economic settings, geographic isolation, health issues and cultural backgrounds. That’s why we need your continued support in helping these children realise and embrace their full potential.

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