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
Back in November we told you about our support for the Chilli Road Community Band. We had given a Community Grant to enable them to create extra music sessions for new musicians and the young leaders. Well, just look at them now all dressed up ready for the next gig!read more
Rhiannon has been playing the trombone since she was 9 where she was taught by her mother. Fast forward 6 years and she is now studying at the Royal Northern College of Music!
What she needed was an instrument appropriate to her blossoming talent. Working with her own savings and our friends at the EMI Sound Foundation, we were able to get her the Michael Rath instrument she so badly needed!
Snape Community Primary School is a small rural school in Suffolk. The school wanted to give all the children the chance to learn an instrument and our Community Grant has enabled them to do just that!read more
A Music for All Grant to the school meant that they were able to buy 5 xylophones. The children are now learning and playing tunes as you can see!read more
Zahir came to us as a refugee from Syria 2 years ago and now has UK status. What he didn’t have was the violin he had always dreamed of playing…he has now!read more
We have been supporting Leah with piano lessons for some time (she would not be able to learn without our intervention) and we are delighted to have heard that she passed the Grade 5 in such style!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.