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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... read more

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... read more

Help for QM Studios

Our local, community-run studio and rehearsal rooms really needed some keyboards for teaching. A musician who tragically died recently, left us 2 keyboards and we were delighted to put them to good use with the lovely staff at QM. Many thanks to Toby Phillips for the... read more

Help for Ariadne

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... read more

Helping Ullswater

We have supported Ullswater Community College over the years and our latest help involved developing the school wind band, big band and string group! Weekly lessons and rehearsals are now taking place as well as a planned music tour to... read more

Help for Molly

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!... read more

Supporting Jake

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... read more

Helping Valdas

Valdas used to play the accordion in his native Lithuania before moving to the UK in 1996. Sadly, he was not able to bring his beloved instrument with him when he came here. Valdas suffered a severe head injury after a fall in 2012 and has subsequent ongoing problems... read more

Supporting Nayoung

Supporting Nayoung
Nayoung has made exceptional progress on the flute in the short time she has been learning, reaching Grade 8 within 2 years! A challenging domestic situation meant that her lessons were about to end. We were delighted to be able to step and keep her playing. She has now secured a place with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and we expect to be hearing more from this talented young musician in the future!

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Our support for the OHMI Trust

Our support for the OHMI Trust
We have been delighted to give Community Grants to the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust over recent years. This support has helped with new outreach projects in Birmingham and now with the Surrey Arts organisation. Schools Minister, Nick Gibbs, was so impressed with the work being done that in a recent letter to all Music Hubs in the Country, he mentioned OHMI and the importance of providing children with physical disabilities the chance to learn on an adapted instrument.

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Drumming support for Daniel

Drumming support for Daniel
Talented Daniel has achieved Grade 7 and 8 in both drums AND guitar and is studying music at Kesgrave High School. He badly needed an electronic kit to enable him to learn and rehearse both at home and at band practise. Working with other charities, we were able to help and here he is both rehearsing and performing!

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Helping Hannah

We are proud to help people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Hannah is in her third year of studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and badly needed a better cello to enable her to progress. Hannah raised a large part of the monies herself and we were able to help, along with some other charities.
Here she is performing where she is making excellent progress with both her technique and sound…expect to hear more from Hannah in the future!

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VOX rock up at Beatles Fest and support Music for All!

VOX Amps took part in a one day Beatles fan festival in London to tell the story of how the fab four began using their iconic amplifiers in the early 1960’s and how the AC30 combo helped define their sound as well as other British bands who led the “British Invasion” in the mid-1960’s.
Taking place during the May Bank Holiday, the event hosted a raft of Beatles tribute bands and special interest features including John Lennon’s psychedelic yellow painted Rolls Royce.
VOX are taking part in various activities during 2017 to mark the company’s 60th anniversary.
VOX donated a classic AC30 Custom for a raffle on the day which raised almost £800 for our charity!

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Nina, our new Ambassador!

Nina, our new Ambassador!

We are very proud to announce Nina Schofield as a new Ambassador for our charity. Nina said “Music is the universal language that connects everyone. Throughout our lives our memories become intertwined with certain songs and for that music becomes a friend as well as an outlet. That’s why the work Music For All is doing is so vital. Learning to play an instrument develops confidence, helps knit friendships and opens us up to new forms of creative expression. Plus it’s incredibly fun and rewarding!”
And that is not all!
She will be helping with the Learn to Play Day weekend at the Yamaha Music London shop. Click here for all the details: read more

Support for Hannah and Penny!

Hannah and Penny are both members of Bromley Youth Music Trust and the one thing they both needed (but were not able to afford) was an instrument of their own. Our charity is very fortunate to receive regular donations of instruments from the general public. Here are the girls proudly playing their new instruments. BTMY sent this message – “Thanks you for making 2 girls very happy and investing in future musicians – music changes lives!”

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An update from Chilli Road!

We were really proud to support the Chilli Road Community Band recently and they have just sent us an update. Here are some pictures from a gig they put on at Seaton Delaval Hall. The young leaders have even written a tune called “Samba de Heaton” that you can hear... read more

Continued support for Elliot

We have helped Elliot with lessons for many years and it has proved to be a major support with the significant anxiety he suffers related to ASD and ADD. Music has proved to be (in his Mum’s words) vital in Elliot’s well-being.
We are delighted to hear that Elliot is now looking to take his Music GCSE!

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London Drum Show supports Music for All!

This amazing show takes place at Olympia on 11 and 12 November and the organisers have just announced that 50 pence from every admission ticket sold for show will be donated to us!
So, if you want to go to the ultimate drumming weekend of the year AND raise funds for our charity?! Double whammy!! Buy Early Bird tickets now at http://www.londondrumshow.com/tickets2017

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