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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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Helping Dovi

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.

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Learn to Play Day – 9 weeks to go!

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.com

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Helping Zaide

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!

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A sax for Anna

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!

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Music for All supports Make Music Day UK

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/

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Piano help for Alan

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.

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