One of the aims of Pimlico Opera is to use music and drama to develop confidence, particularly in younger people.

Since September 2013 Primary Robins has brought music and singing into the lives of schoolchildren who have little exposure to it. Forty years ago, every primary school would have had children sitting around a piano learning songs. This essential part of growing up has been a casualty of today’s curriculum.

Primary Robins has reintroduced this lifelong skill back into the classroom with weekly half hour classes for children in Hampshire, Durham, Nottingham and Surrey.

The Institute of Education, University College London monitored the project for two years, setting a number of criteria against which to measure the effect of this weekly class on other areas of attainment.

Pimlico Opera receives no government or public subsidy and was founded in 1987 by Wasfi Kani OBE.