“Jockey Club Music Children Seed Programme” is the first-ever 360 degrees free-of-charge music education programme in Hong Kong. It aims to provide professional and quality music curriculum – give lessons on music knowledge and performance techniques, organize music appreciation workshops and concerts, arrange performances and music academic exchange activities for children at the age of 1 to 12 years old from grass roots level in Hong Kong. Through these trainings and events children are able to learn in a happy environment to build their confidence and develop their characters.
Since 2013, Music Children Foundation has been providing free early stage music education to the economic disadvantaged children in Sham Shui Po. Hitherto there have been over 1,000 children and their families benefitted from our programme. Going into the fifth year of its operation, MCF is stepping out of Sham Shui Po, with its spirit and philosophy to serve, to implement the same free training programmes in other districts – Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, and Hung Hom. It is hoped that through the musical activities, parent-child relationships are enhanced, community cohesiveness is strengthened, and an amicable society is built.
There are two parts of the “Jockey Club Music Children Seed Programme”. “Jockey Club Music Sprout Programme” is for early age children from 1 to 6 years old on trainings of music fundamentals. “Jockey Club Music Fruit Programme” is for children of age 6 to 12 years old on classical music trainings.