The Program does not define a particular methodological approach, and differs from structures proposed by Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, or other recent educators who have tackled the widespread lack of sustained musical engagement from childhood to adulthood. Rather MEP defines a philosophical position that prioritizes the development of the will to engage, and engage others. Consequently, each participant becomes both a music maker and a facilitator of the music making of others, regardless of skill level, age and disability or, indeed, any other form of exclusion.
To date, the Program has trained over 700 teachers, works annually with over 15,000 children and over 1,000 community members, and provides up to 50 outreach style events each year. Events include intergenerational community singing events, visits to nursing homes and care facilities, whole school community events, and large-scale interactive outreach concerts. Recent highlights include a tour of regional and remote Australia, in partnership with the national organization Music Australia to encourage community music making in schools and the community.