The charity of the UK musical instrument industry
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 Major Projects
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
“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
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
We are now getting everything ready for the sixth annual Learn to Play Day taking place on Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th.
FREE music lessons for everyone!
We have shops and other venues signed up across the UK and you can find your nearest venue on the locator map at the link below. We are proud to, once again, have the support of the Musicians’ Union and Making Music with the event.
Plus, don’t forget the International Make Music Day that takes place the same week on Wednesday June 21st, all details at www.makemusicday.org/uk if you want to get involved!
All other details can be found at www.learntoplayday.comread more
Zaide has difficult family circumstances and needed our support to enable him to fulfil his potential on the keyboard. We were delighted to be able to help his Mum to obtain an instrument for him to learn on!read more
Anna is a talented young musician and she needed our help to be able to get the tenor sax she so badly wanted!
We stepped in and here she is playing one of her charity gigs (this one raised £2000 for local charities). Plus, she now plays in Wymondham College Jazz Band, the J.A.M. Band, the Jazz Lizards as well as taking part in local music competitions!read more
Music for All is very pleased to support Make Music Day UK on 21 June 2017. Make Music Day UK is an annual UK wide, free day of music held in public spaces, from squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres, always held on the summer solstice, 21 June.
This is the UK’s contribution to the international summer solstice music celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.
For all information, go to http://www.makemusicday.org/uk/read more
Alan (name changed) had a truly challenging family background and had somehow found a way to start to teach himself to play the piano. He is now in a safe environment and needed our help to have lessons to nurture his emerging talent. We were naturally delighted to be able to help.read more
Eve urgently needed our help to be able to get a quality violin to play. We stepped in and are delighted to hear how well she is doing. She is now applying to both Junior RNCM and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to take her to the next level!read more
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.