We especially like to support young people who have no access to having their own instrument. Bashiru studies at the Bromley Youth Music Trust and here he is with his own clarinet that we were able to get him! In his words “I am very lucky and want to thank you for giving this to me. It makes me want to play even more!”
Talented Hassan urgently needed an instrument of his own where he plays with the Centre for Young Musicians. He has also attained Grade 8 level. The family situation was a challenging one that needed our support. We were delighted to be able to help!
Ariadne worked very hard to attain the Music and Dance Award and Music Scholarship at her school. She urgently needed to upgrade her instrument to match her growing talent and a challenging family background could not make this possible. We were delighted to step in and help and here she is in action!
Molly (name changed) was forced to leave her family behind when she fled Iran 7 years ago. The trauma that accompanies her is helped considerably by her talent of playing music.
We were delighted to support her with a flute and here she is in action!
Last Wednesday saw the launch of Make Music Day in the UK, a celebration of music making event that takes place in 120 Countries around the World.
We hosted 140 music making events all over the UK, from Aberdeen to Swanage, Swansea to Norwich, and everywhere in between!
And then we held our sixth, annual Learn to Play Day at 100 music shops and other venues across the Country to give the general public free music lessons.
We have had an amazing few days, met some wonderful people and supported thousands of people to either start, continue or return to music making!
Many thanks to all the hard-working venues, shops and musicians that supported the week, we could not have done it without you.
And….big thanks to all our partners and sponsors for the events including Making Music, Classic fm, the Musicians’ Union, Music Sales Group, the Arts Council England and the Take it Away scheme.
Plus…..a very special thanks to The NAMM Foundation who supported both events!
Here are some of our favourite pictures so far…
Jake is currently studying A level music and was in urgent need of a good quality electric guitar to meet his growing abilities, as well as his performance tests for the exams . His family situation was not going to make this possible. To his credit, Jake managed to raise some monies himself and we were delighted to be able to help with the rest. Here he is with his new pride and joy!