A Night to Remember!
Our multi-award-winning, world record-breaking music education service returns to the Royal Albert Hall next April to showcase the talents of hundreds of musicians with learning disabilities from across our UK network, featuring musical theatre legend and multi-platinum recording artist, Michael Ball and The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines. The concert follows acclaimed performances at the London Palladium in 2015 and 2017 and our spectacular Royal Albert Hall debut in 2019.
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In association with TEAM LEWIS and sponsored by Kawai Pianos UK.
Founded by the UK’s Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture and Churchill Fellow, David Stanley BEM, The Music Man Project is a multi-award-winning, world record-breaking international music education charity for people with learning disabilities. It provides accessible music tuition leading to inspirational performances, gives grants for accessible arts education, promotes equal access to performance, carries out research and raises awareness of the achievements of disadvantaged people in the arts.
Led by their world famous Global Ambassadors, The Music Man Project performed critically acclaimed original productions at the West End’s London Palladium and the iconic Royal Albert Hall. They entertained members of the Royal Family, opened a national TV advert, appeared on the BBC, ITV and Sky TV, and recorded with His Majesty’s Bands of the Royal Marines. They hold the world record for the largest triangle ensemble, delivered a music workshop at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister and received a standing ovation from The King. They will return to the Royal Albert Hall on April 8th 2024 for another spectacular concert featuring The Band of his Majesty’s Royal Marines and musical theatre legend Michael Ball – Read more.
The charity oversees a network of regional teaching hubs in counties across England and and has reached every nation of the UK. It has also impacted communities thousands of miles away in South Africa, India, Nepal, USA and the Philippines. Regional Music Man Projects are officially licenced for free, enabling them to access exclusive music, teaching resources and performance opportunities specifically created for musicians with learning disabilities.
The Music Man Project is proud to work in partnership with global marketing company, TEAM LEWIS, His Majesty’s Bands of the Royal Marines and the Salvation Army.
The Music Man Project Ambassadors perform for UK Disability History Month at Speaker's House.
The Ambassadors return to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich for special performance with the Royal Marines.
David Stanley is listed as Motability magazine trailblazer who paved the way in championing disability rights.
David Stanley becomes a Freeman of the City of Southend at an emotional ceremony in Southend.
Tickets are available now for our return concert at the Royal Albert Hall, with Michael Ball and the Royal Marines Band.
The MMP Ambassadors gave a music workshop for the Prime Minister and his wife Mrs Murty in Downing Street.
Singer Micheal Ball presented David Stanley with an Award at the "Big Night of Musicals" on BBC1.
The King gave our performers a standing ovation along with 15,000 people at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Music Man Project's tour of San Diego, California with HM Band of The Royal Marines, courtesy of TEAM LEWIS.
The Music Man Project's second studio album, available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
Our Christmas charity single with HM Band of the Royal Marines reached the top 10 of the iTunes download chart.
Watch performances and interviews featuring our students on the BBC, ITV, Sky News and other TV channels.
The UK Ambassadors perform at 4 London Railway Stations to promote their Christmas single.
David Stanley's Video Presentation to the United Nations, New York.
Joseph's Lee Mead joins MMP Ambassador Wendy on stage at a Memorial Concert for Sir David Amess MP.
A standing ovation and 4 yes votes from the celebrity judges!
"Like Drinking A Glass of Happiness" (Simon Cowell)
Produced by the TEAM LEWIS Foundation, the documentary pays tribute to our late president, Sir David Amess.
The Music Man Project on the BBC 'Morning Live' TV show.
The Music Man Project's response to the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Three Music Man Project Ambassadors opened the National Lottery TV Advert "3 is the Magic Number".
On 15th October 2017 at the London Palladium, we smashed the world record for the largest triangle ensemble!
David Stanley talks about how the magic of music changes the lives of people with learning disabilities.
David Stanley’s global campaign for accessible music education and inspirational performance opportunities for all
I believe Southend-on-Sea is the most inclusive City in the world. No matter how big we get, Southend will always be our home!
Musicians with learning disabilities sing and play as they joyfully teach mainstream Westminster Primary School pupils.
While these exciting adventures are effective for raising awareness, the barriers to accessible Arts & Culture sadly remain.
In front of 12,000 people at the AO Arena, Manchester during the National Lottery’s "Big Night of Musicals" on BBC1
Before the final chord has been played, a wave of emotion sweeps the Hall. Led by The King, the audience of 5000 rise to their feet.
I often pondered the big question: Could we take Music Man Project students on these global adventures?
Our remarkable musicians made the biggest impact I’ve seen in over 20 years of teaching in this industry.
I was recently invited to deliver a Keynote Address at the Westminster Education Forum policy conference.
In my first year in the role I promoted grass roots opportunities for disabled people as creative artists and consumers.
Last year I was invited to join a panel of advisors to help the Government produce their new National Plan for Music Education.
My video for the UN's Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York.