Music stimulates the mind, body and spirit as almost no other activity can. Music builds social capital and enriches entire communities. Yet despite worldwide research showing the many benefits of being musically active, most Australians are not music-makers. There are an estimated 5 million+ people in Australia who used to make music but no longer play. School music education is in decline with as few as 2 out of 10 government schools able to offer their students an effective music education. Music: Play for Life works to change that!