• “Truly inspiring.  A heartfelt thanks from the Royal College of Music for a joyous, warm and engaging workshop and performance on Sunday.  The power of music to bring everyone together was very apparent, proven by the very happy atmosphere and terrific music-making.”

    The Royal College of Music 

  • “The Music Man Project was terrific. Wherever their musical journey takes them, we would be happy to support them”

    The English Baroque Choir

  • “I am still ‘floating’ from the fantastic night. Every single person I spoke to was ‘blown away’. You have produced the most incredible production and I feel so proud to have met you and know the members of the Music Man.”

    Royal Mencap 

  • “The Service Users at Cedar Lodge have attended the MENCAP Music School, under the tutelage of David Stanley, for over 5 years, and it is his friendly, professional and supportive manner towards our client group that is something very unique, but natural at the same time. He is able to get a performance from our clients that I have failed to see from other tutors.”

    Bronwyn Oldham, Cedar Lodge Care Home


  • Winner of the 2016 Kids Count Inspiration Best Creative Contribution Award


  • “To sum David up… he is an inspiration! The best role model and teacher I could ever ask for Claire.  David is obviously a talented musician and performer is able to channel his own musical prowess, knowledge and ability to shine and warm others.”

    Sue Alderton (Parent)

  • “I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much Rebecca enjoyed the new Music Man group last Friday.  She (and her carers!) came back absolutely ‘full of it’ – they couldn’t wait to tell me about the songs they had sung with David and Rebecca’s face was a picture as she told me about singing a song about her beloved dog Barney!

    Julie Ling (Parent)

  • “It is clear that the success of the School is due to your leadership and inspirational teaching, as well as the enthusiastic and expert support you receive from the helpers.  I would like to commend you all for your hard work, which shows such tremendous results.

    I hope that the example of Southend will encourage duplication of the model elsewhere in the country.”

    Prime Minister David Cameron

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  • “Seeing what can be achieved with so many is amazing and I love being part of the whole experience. A year ago Alex enjoyed being there but now he enjoys being part of the music. I am so proud of how much he has achieved this year.”

    Carolyn Rice (Carer)

  • “Honoured and proud Andrew is a part of music school. They have changed his life forever and it gives me so pleasure to see his progression. Our grateful thanks to David and all at the Music Man Project”

    Carol Blackwell (Parent)

  • “(David) had,without doubt, through his skill, patience and ability created something outstandingly beautiful, the learning disabled actually learning not only music and drama skills but through the interactions with David, life skills as well. He has vision and great skill in his teachings.”

    Tony Belford, Mayor of Castle Point

  • “It helps me to find my rhythm and helps me to use hand eye coordination and to socialise with others”