Support for Merrie

A challenging family situation threatened to stop Merrie’s music tuition and her remarkable progress on the recorder. She has been offered a place at the Junior Royal Academy of Music (JAM) as well as the National Youth Training Recorder Orchestra (NYTRO). We were delighted to be able to step in and help!

Merrie Sung Yan Ngi

Supporting Bashiru

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!”

Bashiru Smith

Help for Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre

We were really concerned to hear that this school no longer had the budget to support the guitar teaching for the girls and we had just the solution!

Our good friends at Sound Technology had recently donated us 19 acoustic guitars that were slight seconds that could not be sold to music shops. We knew just the school to send them to in order that the girls could carry on learning to play the guitar!

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Help for Hassan

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!

Hussein Horack

A touching Learn to Play Day story

‘Harp on Wight’ held a Learn to Play Day event at Ryde Library on the Isle of Wight. The event organiser, Diana described it as “One of the most magical days of her entire life”…

The team met 5 year old Millie, who was completely entranced by the Harp, and played for a full 35 minutes. Her parents were totally transfixed and overwhelmed and somewhat emotional to see the effect this had on this small child. It was a truly unforgettable moment.

It’s been life changing for that family, and possibly also the Harp on Wight team! Here’s Millie with a little admirer – he also had a go and was – at one year old, their youngest visitor.

LTP10 tiny tot plus Millie