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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!
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.
Guitars on the Beach!
Here is a great event supporting our charity, please get involved if you can, sounds like it will be amazing!
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!
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!
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!
Westmorland Youth Orchestra update!
We were proud to support the Westmorland Youth Orchestra with a Grant recently and they have gone from strength to strength!
Here are some great pictures from a recent concert that they performed at. Wonderful stuff!
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
Learn to Play Day – only 5 weeks to go!
We are still seeing more venues signing up to offer the UK public FREE MUSIC LESSONS on June 24th and 25th. Young, not so young, brand new musicians, returning ones, you are all welcome!
To find your nearest participating venue, go to www.learntoplayday.com
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!”read more
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!
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
We gave a Community Music Grant to the wonderful Westmorland Youth Orchestra in Cumbria a couple of years ago and wanted to share this lovely video they have sent to us!read more
Dovi is a talented young musician who badly needed a keyboard of his own to help fulfil his potential.
Difficult family circumstances prevented this and we were delighted to be able to step in and help out.
If you’re near Winchester this weekend….
The Mayor of Winchester has kindly made Music for All one of her chosen charities over the last year. There is a wonderful concert being held this Saturday at St Swithun’s School if you are in the area?
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