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We promote the life-changing benefits of music making.

We make grants available to address the musical needs of
community music groups and educational organisations.

We donate instruments and music tuition to individuals who need our help.

We bring free of charge ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to
people of all ages and backgrounds.

Music for All is pleased to announce that Learn To Play will be back on the 25th and 26th September 2021. Postponed in 2020 and moved from earlier in 2021 due to the pandemic, Learn to Play will return as both a physical and online event.

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Cello lessons for Syrian refugee children

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Orphy Robinson MBE becomes Ambassador for Music for All

July 2021

Music for All are delighted to announce Orphy Robinson MBE as a new Ambassador for the charity. 

Orphy Robinson is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and one of a select few UK musicians to have been signed to the legendary USA Jazz Record label “Blue Note”. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Orphy has played or been featured on over 100 recordings, including numerous Platinum, Gold and Silver selling albums. In 2020 he was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Gold award’ at the Jazz Fm Awards.

Robinson is on the judging panel for many top industry awards these include the Ivor Novello Awards, The British Composer Awards, and The Commonwealth Resounds International Composition Competition. In 2020 Robinson served as head judge for the BBC young Jazz musician of
the year Awards. Orphy has also presented Guest radio programmes on BBC Radio 3, Jazz Fm, Resonance Fm and since 2016 he has had a regular weekly show on Delite Radio.

In 2018 Orphy was awarded an MBE for services to music.

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Music for All appoints new Chair of Trustees

May 2021

Music for All is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of Trustees.

Tony Followell will be joining the board of Trustees as Chair from 1 May 2021 to work with the existing Board on the expansion and development of the charity. A trained French Horn player, Tony joins Music for All with over 30 years of music experience gained at the BBC and Royal Opera House. He was a senior BBC TV producer and director across some of its most prestigious music events including Live 8Cardiff Singer of the WorldProms and T in the Park.  Most recently Tony was Head of Broadcast & Distribution, Audiences & Media at the Royal Opera House and has also been a Trustee on the Board of Music Theatre Wales for several years.

Music for All is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged music makers across the UK and Tony will bring new skills and knowledge to help the charity embrace greater diversity and reach new donors. Tony’s understanding of the music industry and history of appealing to new audiences through partnership and collaboration will give the charity a fresh approach as it advances its ambitious plans for growth.

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