The Music House for Children is privileged and honoured to have the endorsement of these hugely successful artists in helping to celebrate our 20th anniversary. With their support we will push the boundaries of music education and performance further afield, onwards and upwards.
Comedian and musician Bill Bailey was brought up in the West Country and is a classically trained pianist. He is probably best known for his television work on shows like Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Black Books, but his first TV appearance involved accompanying a mind reading dog on the piano. His stand up shows often incorporate music and musical parodies.
In addition to being a patron of The Music House for Children, Bill is also an ambassador for Youth Music, so he is well-placed to support music initiatives in our work.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a singer and songwriter, who has been performing with bands and solo since she was in her teens. She first came to prominence in 2000 performing the vocal for the number 1 single Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love). Since then she has released five albums, including 2014’s Wanderlust. She was a finalist in the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Sophie is also a patron of the W11 Opera, which offers singing and performance opportunities to children. And she has three children of her own, who enjoy music lessons with MH.