Music changes lives. At Music for All we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music.

Our Mission

 

In the UK we’re continuing to face increasing social challenges, such as an ageing population and growing diversity within our local communities. Getting involved in music can present a wealth of opportunities – helping us to break down barriers; providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping us to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into our society.

Playing a musical instrument can provide a real sense of personal achievement or could allow parents to experience that unique feeling of pride – hearing and seeing their children perform. At MfA we’re passionate about helping people to find ways to understand and experience the enjoyment and benefits of playing music.

About the Music For All charity

At MfA nearly all of us are musicians, involved in the musical instrument industry or both. So we really know first-hand what an amazing affect making music can have on people’s lives. We see everything from disadvantaged young people blossoming at school through to older adults discovering music sometimes for the first time, much later on in life. In our view, EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly, many people are not fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover.  This is where we come in.

Our charity has minimal overheads and administration costs. And, for every pound we raise, the musical instrument industry donates £2. This generous support spans across the music industry and includes our biggest supporter, the NAMM Foundation in the US. We are also fortunate to have a wide range of musical celebrities endorsing our charity. Please help us in any way you can so that we can continue to bring the magic and joy of making music to more and more people in the future.

Thank you.

Our Major Projects

Learn To Play Day

Every year we give the general public the chance to have a free “taster” lesson on a musical instrument. Music shops and other venues throughout the UK open their doors letting anyone, both young and old, take part.

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Support for Music Education

We visit all types of schools and offer free “taster” lessons to inspire children to get involved in making music. We use a wide range of instruments and work with both the school and local music services to ensure that we are able to respond to an increased demand for music at the school.

Helping Individuals and Communities

Music for Individuals

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons. Our Grant Application process allows us to help people fulfil their musical dreams. Young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges, we truly want music to be for all!

Music in the Community

Many projects and initiatives take place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community. Most would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes. Our Community Project Application process puts us in a position to be that “helping hand”.

Our Supporters

“I am delighted to help Music for All in their quest to inspire more people to participate in music making, either for the first time or to return to playing after having lapsed.”

Jools Holland, Patron

Ambassadors

 

We are extremely fortunate to have the support and endorsement of many professional musicians. Our Ambassadors generously give their time to spread the Music for All message and we are very grateful to all of them!

Our Latest News

Supporting Rebecca

Rebecca  is a seriously talented young lady who excels on a number of instruments. She is a student at the Junior Guildhall and she needed our help in order to be able to continue her musical studies. Working together with her family and a number of other charities,... read more

Help for Socialise Drop In

This excellent group in Higher Blackley Community Center has been running for four years and offers help and workshops for adults with disabilities. The group love making music and we were asked if we could supply a grant to purchase more instruments for them. In... read more

Support from In Flagrante

The “In Flagrante” amateur choir is based in South West London was started 18 months ago by two friends who happen to be magistrates! They are now 30 strong. They have started putting on concerts and they very kindly raised an amazing £500 for us at a recent event.... read more

Supporting Catherine

We helped Cat a while ago with her violin playing and we are delighted to see that she is flying through her grades! It was time for a new full size instrument and we were delighted to be able to donate her one that had been kindly given to us by the... read more

A piano for Mischa

Talented Mischa really needed a piano of her own to allow her to fulfil her potential. The family situation could not meet the cost of such an investment. As often happens, we had a lovely gentleman in London who called to donate a beautiful digital piano to our... read more

An update on Simon,

Back in March (see post 6th March), we helped Simon to get playing again after he had been forced to sell his guitars in order to buy food (he was homeless at the time). Fast forward six months and he now has somewhere to live, is playing again and even has a splendid... read more

Why Music?

Music is an essential part of the fabric of our lives. It is an extremely powerful means of communication, playing a role in many of our social and religious institutions. Making music can help break down cultural barriers and strengthen social unity. Making music can also play an important part in helping us find a balance in our busy lives, improving our wellbeing and helping us rediscover who we are through creative self-expression.