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We Believe…

We believe that music enables participants to flourish, developing an increased sense of self worth, confidence, raised aspirations, and an improved quality of life. Our work brings together people of all ages, creating strong community spirit and a deep sense of pride through musical achievement.

Our Story

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Making Music Changing Lives was launched in 2009  by Ely vicar, Rev’d Jan Gould, after she was inspired by a similar project in Venezuela called El Sistema. El Sistema began with 12 street children learning violin 30 years ago. Today this scheme has worked with around 500,000 members and has produced many professional musicians.

The scheme in Cardiff currently runs on a Tuesday from 4.00pm-5.30pm with children coming to learn woodwind, strings, brass and music theory. Currently operaing solely in Ely and Caerau, Cardiff, the long term aim is  to take our mission across Wales.

At present children from Hywel Dda, Herbert Thompson, St Francis, St Fagans , Windsor Clive, Millbank and Coed Y Gof primary schools all take part in the project and they are taught by a combination of professional musicians and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Donate

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Volunteer

If you have a passion for music, or for teaching or for outreach in the community we are looking for you.  

MMCL relies on our amazing team of dedicated volunteers. We are lucky enough to have a strong connection with the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. However, we are constantly looking for new volunteers with or without a musical training background.

 

Current Vacancies

We are currently have no vacancies.

Anyone who becomes involved must hold a recent DBS check (we can organise this). Regular volunteers are rewarded through the Time Bank scheme established with Communities First.

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Who’s Who?

Below are the members of the board. A full listing of Patrons, Board members, Teachers & Volunteers – can be found HERE>>

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jan

Rev. Jan Gould

james

James Brookmyre

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Cathy Grove

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Christopher Vale 

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Rhian Hutchings

Meirion Morgan

Meirion Morgan


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Join Us!

Sessions take place at the Church of the Resurrection, Ely, Cardiff

Tuesday 4.00pm -5.30pm –

Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Orchestra

Make a Donation

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As a registered Charity we rely on your kind donations. Help us change lives through music – and donate today. We collect donations via our page on:
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What the Children Say!

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Our Supporters

MMCL simply wouldn’t work without our wonderful supporters.

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Church of the Resurrection, Ely

Communities First : Ely/Caerau

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

ACE – Action for Caerau and Ely

Community Foundation in Wales

Cardiff Council

Church House, Grand Avenue, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4HX

029 2067 9833

mmcl@elycaerau.com
Registered Charity Number: 1148447